DENVER, Co. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Colorado Department of Emergency Management (CDEM) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announce the opening of mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Gilcrest and Wellington.
A mobile DRC provides an opportunity for residents to meet face-to-face with representatives from federal agencies and find answers to questions about the recovery process. The new DRCs will serve victims of the May 22 severe storms and tornadoes. Individuals are encouraged to apply for assistance before visiting the DRC.
The location of the DRCs are as follows:
Gilcrest High School Parking Lot
(next to Hwy 85 by the swimming pool by the gym)
Wellington Town Hall
(in the parking lot)
3735 Cleveland Ave.
Both DRCs will be open on Saturday from noon to 7 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. thereafter until further notice.
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. FEMA operators are available 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week, until further notice. Registration can also be completed online at www.fema.gov.
SBA representatives at the DRC will be available to meet individually with each resident or business owner to answer questions about the SBA 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 or visit the SBA Web site 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 terrorism.