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Sylmar LAC Transitions to Disaster Recovery Center

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December 1, 2008
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PASADENA, Calif.? -- The Sylmar Local Assistance Center (LAC) transitions to a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 2.

The Sylmar DRC will be located in a smaller gymnasium of the current LAC site. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Address: Sylmar Recreation Center
13109 Borden Avenue
Sylmar, Calif.

Before going to a DRC, it is best to register with FEMA by calling 1-800-621-3362 (FEMA) (TTY 800-462-7585), or register online at Applicants will be asked: name, address, telephone contact number, Social Security number, and insurance coverage. It takes 20 to 30 minutes to complete the application interview.

Applicants will be assigned a nine-digit registration number. They should write this number down and keep it safe.? Like a Social Security number, applicants should not share this personal number with anyone. The number will be used by FEMA to track the progress of their recovery file.

Applicants with questions about their claim status or who want to update recovery information can visit the DRC for face-to-face discussions with FEMA or U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) representatives. In addition, they can call FEMA's toll-free number 1-800-621-3362 (FEMA) to access the Helpline.

Recovery Centers

Mobile DRC
Orange County,
E. Anaheim Community Center
8201 E. Santa Ana Canyon Road
Anaheim Hills
Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Los Angeles County
Sylmar Recreation Center
13109 Borden Ave.
Mon.- Sat. 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Mobile DRC
Santa Barbara County
Louise Lowry Davis Center
1232 De La Vina St.
Santa Barbara
Mon.- Sat. 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.

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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