FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers Closing, Transitioning to Disaster Loan Outreach Centers

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Release date: 
July 31, 2008
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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The three FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Bartholomew, Morgan and Vigo Counties will close Friday, August 8, reopening at the same locations on Monday, August 11 as U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOCs).

The Outreach Centers will be open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Individuals with SBA questions also may call the SBA Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955, TTY 1-800-877-8339 or visit SBA's Web site www.sba.gov

Applicants can continue to reach federal recovery experts online at www.fema.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the speech- and hearing-impaired. Both lines are operational from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. M-F; Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. FEMA will have a presence at the DLOCs for questions.

Applicants with FEMA questions can call the FEMA Helpline which provides information and can be used to make a change to an existing application. The Helpline number and the FEMA registration number are the same, 1-800-621- 3362, TTY 1-800-462-7585. FEMA encourages all registered disaster victims to call the FEMA Helpline to get correct information. ?By keeping in contact with FEMA through the Helpline, disaster victims can help to ensure the process for aid flows smoothly.

August 11, 2008 is the last day applications will be accepted for Individual Assistance. Loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for disaster-related losses to real and personal property also must be submitted by that date.

DRC/DLOC Locations:
Bartholomew County
Columbus Enterprise Development Center
4920 N. Warren St.
Columbus, IN 47201

Morgan County
Morgan County Emergency Management Center
1798 East Morgan St.
Martinsville, IN 46151

Vigo County
Booker T. Washington Community Center
1103 S. 13th Street
Terre Haute, IN 47802

ANY SBA DLOC location can assist you, whether or not you reside in that county.??????????????????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????

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.

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July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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