BRIDGEPORT, W. Va. -- Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (MDRC), serving the recovery needs of people who sustained uninsured disaster-related losses in the early June storms that struck north-central West Virginia, will open Monday, July 7 in Doddridge and Marion counties, Federal Emergency Management Agency officials announced.
The centers will operate from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday - Saturday (July 7 - 12) at the following locations:
Marion County Police Reserve
1100 State Street
Fairmont, WV 26554
Doddridge Middle School
Schoolhouse Road (right on Rt. 50)
West Union, WV 26456
Two more recovery centers remain open from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday - Saturday until July 17 at the following fixed sites:
Big Elm Elementary School
U.S. Route 19 (1 mile N. of Shinnston)
Shinnston, WV 26431
Gilmer County High School
300 Pine Street
Glenville, WV 26351
People from any of the counties designated as disaster areas may seek help at any Disaster Recovery Center. The counties are: Barbour, Doddridge, Gilmer, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Marion, Taylor, Tucker, Tyler, Wetzel.
MDRCs provide residents with an opportunity to meet directly with state, federal and some private disaster recovery specialists. FEMA urges people to start the registration process before visiting a center. To register with FEMA, call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for those with a hearing- or speech-impairment. Registration is also available online at www.fema.gov. Phones will also be available at the centers for people requiring help to register for assistance.
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.