Waco, Texas -- The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Texas Governor?s Division of Emergency Management (GDEM) announced that a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open on Monday, October 8 in Harris County to serve those affected by Tropical Storm Erin, August 14-20.
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. Customer service representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will be on hand to help homeowners, renters and businesses of all sizes fill out loan applications and answer questions.
The Disaster Recovery Center will be in a fixed location at:
Burke Square Professional Building
3222 Burke Rd. Suite 104
Pasadena, TX 77504
The DRC will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.
Texans in disaster-declared counties (Bexar, Harris, Jones, Kendall, Medina, and Taylor) are encouraged to register before visiting a DRC. To register, individuals can call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for individuals with speech or hearing impairment. Online registration is also available at www.fema.gov. The deadline for registration is December 3, 2007.
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.