EAGLE PASS, Texas -- After serving nearly 1,300 storm victims, the Maverick County Disaster Recovery Center in Eagle Pass will end operations at 6 p.m. Friday, June 15. The center, located at the Nick Carr Youth Center, 253 Ruela Drive, will remain open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. until the Friday closure.
For those who may still have disaster assistance questions after the center closes, help remains just a phone call away. Multilingual operators at the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) Helpline 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 are available to answer disaster aid questions and assist applicants, who may want to check on the status of their application. After registering, you can also check the status of the application online at www.fema.gov.
"We want to reassure victims that any business that is transacted at the DRC can be handled by the FEMA Helpline," Federal Coordinating Officer Tony Russell said.
Disaster victims, affected by the severe storms and tornadoes of April 21-24, can still register for assistance by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585. Lines are open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Residents can also register online at www.fema.gov where valuable recovery information is also available. July 2, 2007 is the deadline to apply for disaster assistance.
FEMA coordinates the federal government's role in preparing for, preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to, and recovering from all domestic disasters, whether natural or man-made, including acts of terror.