KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Federal and state disaster recovery officials have announced the opening of two additional Disaster Recovery Centers on Monday, June 21. These centers will be located in the Public Utilities Building at 920 Washington Street in Chillicothe and in the Conley Building, 701 East Main Street in Maysville.
Both centers will open at 12 noon on Monday and close that day at 7pm. Each will be in operation on Tuesday, June 22 and Wednesday, June 23, from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. and will be closed thereafter.
Because these Disaster Recovery Centers will only be open for a short time, area residents and business owners are urged to stop in as soon as possible if they have questions about the status of their assistance registrations, need help with completion of Small Business Administration applications, or would like to learn more about other disaster relief programs and services as well as what can be done to prevent or lessen damage in future severe weather events.
Homeowners and business owners in any of the declared counties who suffered damage in the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred between May 18 and May 31 are encouraged to apply for disaster assistance by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585. Multilingual operators are available on both lines, and they will remain open seven days a week until further notice.
After calling to apply, victims can visit any Disaster Recovery Center to meet face-to-face with representatives of federal, state and voluntary disaster relief agencies or call the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).
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 the National Flood Insurance Program and the U.S. Fire Administration.