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 Friday, July 27, of a Disaster Recovery Center in Butler County.
This Disaster Recovery Center will serve those affected by the severe storms and flooding that began June 26. The new Disaster Recovery Center will open on Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for the first day of operation. After Friday, the Disaster Recovery Center will be open 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. daily.
After Sunday, July 29, all Disaster Recovery Centers will be open 6 days a week, Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location for the new Disaster Recovery Center is listed below:
Butler County Mobile DRC
Butler County Courthouse
205 West Central
El Dorado, Kansas
Disaster Recovery Centers 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 with hearing or speech impairments. 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.
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) representatives are at all Disaster Recovery Centers locations to explain how SBA low-interest disaster loans can help homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes, and private non-profit organizations pay for their disaster losses. They also will meet with applicants one-on-one and assist them in filling out their loan 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.