Disaster Recovery Center To Visit White County

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Release date: 
May 21, 2008
Release Number: 
1751-084

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announce the opening of a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in White County. The DRC will open Thursday, May 22, at 9 a.m. and will serve those affected by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred March 18 through April 28.

The location is:

White County
West Point Community Center
802 Hwy. 36 East
West Point, AR 72178

9 a.m. to 6 p.m., May 22-24 (Thursday-Saturday)

Disaster victims are encouraged to register for assistance before visiting a DRC by logging on to www.fema.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for those who are speech- or hearing-impaired. Phone lines are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Representatives from ADEM, FEMA and SBA will be available at the DRC to answer questions and to provide recovery information. Officials at the MDRC also can check the status of disaster applications; provide information about state agencies and voluntary organizations; discuss the SBA's low-interest loans for homeowners, renters and businesses; and provide information on how to reduce future damage. No cash, checks, debit cards or vouchers are distributed at disaster recovery centers. These centers are solely for the dissemination of information to assist victim recovery.

Arkansas DRCs and a Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) are operating at the locations and according to the following schedule:

Baxter County (SBA DLOC)
Norfork City Hall
49 City Hall Circle
Norfork, AR  72658
9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday (closed Sundays)

Crawford County (DRC) 
226 Cloverleaf Plaza
Van Buren, AR 72956
9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday
through June 7
(closed Sunday)

Garland County
New Garland Fairgrounds
4831 Malvern Road
Hot Springs, AR 71901
9 a.m. to 6 p.m., May 20-23
9 a.m. to noon, May 24

Miller County
College Hill Neighborhood Center
1002 Ferguson Street
Texarkana, AR 71854
9 a.m. to 6 p.m., May 20-31
(closed Sunday)

Saline County (MDRC)
(transitions to SBA DLOC on May 22)
Holland Chapel Church
Family Life Center
15523 Interstate 30
Benton, AR  72015
9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday
through May 22

Sebastian County (DRC)
Fort Smith Events Center
(across street from Howard Johnson's)
12 N. 11th St.
Fort Smith, AR  72901
9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday
through May 31
(closed Sunday)

All centers will be closed on May 26 in observance of Memorial Day with the SBA DLOC also being closed Saturday, May 24.

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 terrorism.

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July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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