Four DRCs To Close This Week

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Release date: 
January 9, 2008
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LACEY, Wash. -- Federal and state officials announce the closing of the South Bend (Pacific County) and the Belfair (Mason County) Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11. The Bremerton (Kitsap County) and Forks (Clallam County) DRCs will close at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12.

Two DRCs remain open; Chehalis (Lewis County) and Aberdeen (Grays Harbor County). Hours of operation will remain Monday through Saturday 10:00am - 6:30pm.

Disaster Recovery Centers in the designated counties serve those affected by the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides that began Dec. 1.

Locations for the Disaster Recovery Centers are shown below:

Clallam County DRC
Forks Community Center
91 Maple Street
Forks, WA 98331

Grays Harbor County DRC
Aberdeen Community Center
(lower level)
117 E. 3rd Street
Aberdeen, WA 98520

King County DRC
North Seattle Community College
9600 College Way, Main Bldg.
Seattle, WA 98103

Kitsap County DRC
4841 Auto Center Way
Bremerton, WA 98312

Lewis County DRC
Yard Birds Mall, 2nd floor 
2100 N. National Ave. 
Chehalis, WA 98532

Mason County DRC
Theler Community Center
22871 NE State Route 3
Belfair, WA 98528

Pacific County DRC
Pacific County EOC 
300 Memorial Drive  
South Bend, WA 98586

Snohomish County DRC
Former Long's Drug Center
3815 196th Ave., SW. Suite 109
Lynnwood, WA 98036

Thurston County
Rochester CLOSED Dec. 31, 2007

Grays Harbor County
Elma DRC CLOSED Dec. 31, 2007

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. People should register with FEMA before coming to the DRC. Some phones and computers are available at the DRCs for those without access.

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 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time seven days a week, until further notice. You can also register online at

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

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.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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