Corpus Christi, TX - The Disaster Recovery Centers opened in the wake of Hurricane Claudette will be closed Saturday August 16 due to inclement weather. The centers are scheduled to reopen Monday, August 18 at 9 a.m.
Disaster Recovery Center locations are:
Memorial Medical Center
1300 N. Virginia at Hwy 35
Port Lavaca, Texas
204 4th Street
Dept. of Waste Water
1703 Airline Drive
In the meantime, anyone in the Hurricane Claudette disaster-declared counties (Aransas, Atascosa, Bee, Brazoria, Calhoun, DeWitt, Frio, Galveston, Goliad, Jackson, Karnes, Live Oak, Matagorda, McMullen, Refugio, Victoria, San Patricio and Zavala) who has already registered and needs to check on the status of their application may do so by calling 1-800-621-FEMA.
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.