WICHITA, Kan. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Kansas Division of Emergency Management (KDEM) announce the opening tomorrow, July 20, of two Disaster Recovery Centers in Linn and Cowley counties.
These Disaster Recovery Centers will serve those affected by the flooding that began June 26. The two new Disaster Recovery Centers will open on Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for the first day of operation. After Friday, each Disaster Recovery Center will be open 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., daily.
Locations for the two new Disaster Recovery Center are listed below:
Linn County Disaster Recovery Center
204 North Commercial St.
La Cygne, KS
The Linn County DRC will be in operation until the close of business on August 1, 2007
Cowley County Disaster Recovery Center
District Office of USD-465
1407 Wheat Road
There is no closing date set for this DRC location.
DRCs provide residents an opportunity to meet face to face with representatives from state and federal agencies to find answers to questions they may have about the recovery process.
Individuals can register for assistance by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for those who are hearing or speech-impaired. The FEMA application line is open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. CDT seven days a week, until further notice. You can also register online at www.fema.gov.
SBA representatives are at all Disaster Recovery Centers to meet individually with each resident or business owner to answer any questions about SBA's disaster loan program, help them complete their disaster loan application and accept their completed applications. Anyone not able to visit a center should call 1-800-659-2955 for SBA assistance or visit the website 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.