El PASO, Texas -- The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Texas Governor's Division of Emergency Management (GDEM) announced today that the Mobile Disaster Recovery Center will travel around the county, operating in each location twice.
The Mobile Disaster Recovery Center is open in Socorro City Hall until 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 22, and will relocate on the following dates in these locations:
Wednesday August 23, and Thursday August 24 (9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
13969 Veny Webb
Oz Glaze Sr. Citizens Center
Friday August 25 and Saturday August 26 (9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
200 N. San Elizario
Sunday August 27 through Wednesday August 30 (9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
Fire Hall (One block from City Hall)
510 E. Vinton
When it completes the first round, the Mobile Disaster Recovery Center will return to the same sites on these dates:
Socorro -August 31 and September 1-- Horizon City -September 2 and 3-- Clint -September 4 and 5Vinton -September 6 through 9
The fixed Disaster Recovery Center will remain at 7500 Viscount in El Paso , and is open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m, seven days a week. The operating hours are the same for all locations. Anyone may visit any Disaster Recovery Center location. DRCs provide residents an opportunity to meet face to face with representatives from state, federal, and voluntary agencies to find answers to questions they may have about the recovery process. Customer services representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration will be on hand to help individuals fill out loan applications and answer questions.
Before visiting a DRC, individuals should register for assistance by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), or 1-800-462-7585 for those who are hearing or speech-impaired. The FEMA application line is open 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time seven days a week, until further notice. You can also register online at www.fema.gov.
FEMA manages federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. FEMA also initiates mitigation activities, works with state and local emergency managers, and manages the National Flood Insurance Program. FEMA became part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on March 1, 2003.