Disaster Recovery Centers To Open In La Feria And San Benito

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Release date: 
August 16, 2008
Release Number: 
1780-016

McALLEN, Texas -- Two more federal-state Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs)will open in Cameron County to assist individuals, households and businesses affected by Hurricane Dolly.

The new DRCs will be located in La Feria and San Benito.

Cameron County/Opens Today

Suites at Sunchase
1004 Padre Blvd.
South Padre Island
TX 78597
Open Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
On Sunday: 1 to 7 p.m.
(open until further notice)

Cameron County/Opens Monday

San Benito Public Safety Bld.
400 N. Travis St.
San Benito
TX 78586
* Location also known as The Cameron Health and Service Center and the WIC Clinic
Open Aug. 18 to Aug. 21
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Cameron County / Opens Monday

La Feria Fire Department
Meeting Room,
200 E. Business Highway 83
La Feria
TX  78559
Open Aug. 18 to Aug. 20
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Cameron County

Harlingen Municipal
Auditorium
204 Fair Park Blvd.
Harlingen
TX 78550
Open Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
On Sunday: 1 to 7 p.m.
(open until further notice)

Hidalgo County

La Villa Middle School
500 E. Ninth St.
La Villa
TX 78562

Community Resource Center
509 E. Earling Road
San Juan
TX 78589

Open Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
On Sunday: 1 to 7 p.m.
(open until further notice)

Willacy County

American Legion
211 W. Hidalgo Ave.
Raymondville
TX 78580

Open Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
On Sunday: 1 to 7 p.m.
(open until further notice)

Martin Cavazos Center
3870 N. West Ave.
Sebastian
TX 78594
Through close of business today (Aug. 16)

Representatives from state agencies, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) staff the centers.

Applicants for disaster assistance should register by calling FEMA toll-free 800-621-FEMA (3362). Those with a speech or hearing impairment may call TTY 800-462-7585. English, Spanish and other multilingual operators are available. Applicants who have access to a computer can register online at www.fema.gov.

Once registered, FEMA disaster recovery specialists can check an individual?s case, answer questions about their claim, or request information FEMA needs to process their claim. Recovery specialists can also supply contacts for other programs that may be able to help.

SBA provides low-interest loans to cover the uncompensated losses for personal contents up to $40,000 for both homeowners and renters and up to $200,000 for homeowners for physical damage to their primary residence. The SBA also provides low-interest loans up to $2 million for uncompensated physical losses suffered by businesses of any size and private, non-profit organizations. Additionally, working capital loans are available for economic injuries sustained by small businesses in the declared counties and the adjoining counties. The combination of the two business loans cannot exceed $2 million.

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.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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