WICHITA, Kan. -- The state-federal Disaster Recovery Center in Salina will move from the American Red Cross Building at 145 S. Broadway St. to Sunset Elementary School, 1510 W. Republic Ave., on Wednesday, June 27.
The center will continue operations at its current location until close of business at 6 p.m. June 26, 2007. The center's hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
Homeowners, renters and business owners in 21 Kansas counties designated for Individual Assistance are eligible for federal and state disaster aid to help Kansans recover from the tornadoes, severe storms and flooding of May 4-18. Applications for Individual Assistance aid will be accepted until the end of the day on July 5.
FEMA's Individual Assistance program can assist eligible applicants with temporary housing assistance, uninsured medical and dental expenses caused by the disaster, funeral expenses, crisis counseling, and other serious unmet needs.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has representatives at all of the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) to meet with each resident or business owner to answer questions about SBA's disaster loan program, and to help complete the SBA disaster loan application and accept their completed applications. Anyone not able to go to a DRC should call the SBA Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 for SBA information and assistance or visit the SBA website at www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance.
Kansas counties eligible for Individual Assistance are: Barton, Clay, Cloud, Comanche, Dickinson, Edwards, Ellsworth, Kiowa, Leavenworth, Lyon, Osage, Osborne, Ottawa, Phillips, Pratt, Reno, Rice, Riley, Saline, Shawnee and Stafford.
Residents in need of assistance are urged to register first by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). The TTY number is 1-800-462-7585 for applicants with special speech or hearing needs. Registration is also available on the Internet at www.fema.gov. The deadline to register for FEMA assistance is July 5.
Anyone with questions about disaster loans can visit SBA in the Disaster Recovery Center or call the SBA Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955. Online information is available at www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance.
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.