Corpus Christi, TX -- The correct location of the mobile Disaster Recovery Center set to open on August 7 is:
1432 Highland Park Drive
Clute, Texas 77531
Previously, the location had been announced as being in Surfside Beach. The center will operate from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, August 7, through Saturday, August 9 in Clute. The distance between Clute and Surfside Beach is approximately 10 miles.
Additional mobile Disaster Recovery Centers are set to open next week:Matagorda County (two locations)
Matagorda, Texas 77457
Mon. Aug. 11 through Wed. Aug. 13
2412 HWY 457
Sargent, Texas 77414
Thurs. Aug. 14 through Fri. Aug. 15
Individuals and business owners in the disaster declared counties (Atascosa, Bee, Brazoria, Calhoun, DeWitt, Frio, Galveston, Goliad, Jackson, Karnes, Live Oak, Matagorda, McMullen, Refugio, Victoria, San Patricio and Zavala) are urged to call FEMA's registration line 1-800-621-FEMA or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the speech or hearing-impaired, to apply for assistance before going to the center.
Disaster Recovery Centers are designed to provide detailed program information to those who have already registered.
On March 1, 2003, FEMA became part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. FEMA's continuing mission within the new department is to lead the effort to prepare the nation for all hazards and effectively manage federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. FEMA also initiates proactive mitigation activities, trains first responders, and manages Citizen Corps, the National Flood Insurance Program and the U.S. Fire Administration.