MERRIMACK, N.H. - Due to the upcoming expected snowfall, Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC)s in Brockton and Worcester will discontinue operations today, not at 5 p.m. on Friday December 9, as originally scheduled, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. The Brockton DRC will close at 5 p.m. and the Worcester DRC will close at 6 p.m. today.
Residents with disaster-related questions will continue to be able to get answers and information about their applications by selecting the FEMA Helpline option at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). For people with hearing or speech impairment, the Helpline number is 1-800-462-7585 (TTY). Lines will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, until further notice. Applicants can also find information and register for assistance at .
The Worcester DRC will reopen as a Small Business Administration (SBA) Outreach Center on Monday, December 12. Its hours will be Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until further notice.
FEMA prepares the nation for all hazards and manages federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. FEMA also initiates mitigation activities, trains first responders, works with state and local emergency managers, and manages the National Flood Insurance Program and the U.S. Fire Administration. FEMA became part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on March 1, 2003.