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FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Centers To Close October 31

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October 23, 2003
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New Castle, DE -- Residents who sustained losses or damage as a result of Tropical Storm Henri and Hurricane Isabel have until October 31 to visit the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)/State Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at St. Marks United Methodist Church, federal and state disaster recovery officials announced today.

The church is located at 1700 Limestone Rd in Wilmington

"Even after the DRC closes FEMA will be as close as a telephone call away," said Mike Hall, federal coordinating officer. "Disaster victims may still register for assistance by calling toll-free 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). Hearing or speech impaired individuals can call TTY 1-800-462-7585."

Disaster assistance programs include housing assistance, grants for serious needs and necessary expenses not covered by insurance or other programs, and low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for disaster-damaged residential and business property.

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.

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