MERRIMACK, N.H. -- State and federal officials are opening a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Worcester, Mass. to serve individuals and families affected by the severe storms and flooding that took place October 6-17. The DRC will be open from Thursday, December 1 through Friday December 9. It will be closed on Sunday, December 4.
Representatives of state, federal, and voluntary agencies will be on hand to answer questions and provide recovery information. Officials from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will be available to discuss disaster loans for homeowners, renters and businesses of all sizes. Written materials about various assistance programs are also available to individuals and business owners.
Disaster victims are urged to register for assistance before visiting a Disaster Recovery Center by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). The TTY number is 1-800-462-7585 for those who are speech- or hearing-impaired. Registration can also be done online at www.fema.gov. Those who have questions may visit the center to meet with recovery specialists in person.
Persons who have sustained losses or damage as a result of the floods may go to any Disaster Recovery Center to follow up on their registrations and receive information on available programs. If a person cannot visit a Disaster Recovery Center, follow-up assistance is still available by calling the toll-free Helpline number at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).
The new DRC is located at:
128 Providence Street
The hours for DRC are as follows:
- Worcester DRC will be open Thursday, December 1, from noon to 6 p.m.; Friday, December 2 through Thursday, December 8 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday, December 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The DRC will be closed on Sunday, December 4.