AUGUSTA, Maine - The Disaster Recovery Center operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) at the Municipal Center, 416 West Main Street, Fort Kent will close at 6 p.m, Saturday, June 14th. Hours of operation until that time are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Those who have disaster-related questions are encouraged to visit the center to meet with recovery specialists in person. Representatives from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will be on hand to answer questions and provide recovery information.
To date, more than 500 people have visited Disaster Recovery Centers in Aroostook and Penobscot counties to speak with recovery officials and get help completing SBA low-interest disaster loan applications.
On Monday June 16, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will re-open the location as a Disaster Loan Outreach Center. The center will provide assistance with low-interest disaster loan applications, to home owners, renters, and businesses of all sizes. A FEMA representative will be available at the outreach center to answer questions about disaster assistance. The hours of operations at the outreach center are Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Even after the DRC closes, individuals can still register, receive assistance with registration questions, and get information on disaster assistance by calling FEMA toll-free, 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) from 8 am to 6 pm Monday thru Friday, or online at www.fema.gov. The deadline for registration is July 8.