JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State Emergency Management Agency today are recognizing those organizations which donated space so that people impacted by the mid-March storms and flooding could receive one-on-one assistance in the FEMA/state Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs).
DRCs are established following disaster events to help individuals with the registration process for FEMA assistance. The DRCs provide a community resource where disaster recovery specialists from local, state and federal agencies and voluntary agencies can present information on help available to those impacted in the disaster.
Disaster Recovery Centers in the disaster-affected regions logged more than 2,580 contacts with registrants for FEMA assistance. FEMA has approved $11.28 million in assistance to individuals and households since 35 counties were authorized to receive help due to the severe storms and flooding. Some 5,366 people have registered for assistance so far, with all registrations due by May 27.
FEMA wishes specifically to acknowledge the Rolla Health & Recreation Center for providing space at 1200 Holloway St., Rolla. The DRC recorded 135 contacts with those impacted in the disaster.
Register for FEMA assistance by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the speech- and hearing-impaired. Online register at www.fema.gov.
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.