JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at Lincoln County Fire Station No. 4, 725 Highway KK in Troy will end operations at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 12, 2008. However, the DRC in University City continues to remain open for applicants to visit.
The University City DRC will change hours of operation on Saturdays beginning Dec. 13. New hours for Saturday are from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Weekday operating hours will remain 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The DRC is closed Sundays. It is located at the Centennial Commons Building, 7210 Olive Blvd., in University City, MO 63130.
For those who still may have disaster assistance questions after the center closes, help remains just a phone call away. Operators at the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) Helpline- 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585- are available to answer disaster assistance questions, assist applicants who may want to check on the status of their application, and register disaster victims for assistance. Lines are open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Applicants can also register anytime at www.fema.gov. January 12, 2009, is the deadline to apply for disaster assistance for those affected by the severe storms, flooding and tornado that occurred during the period of Sept. 11-24.
Those who may have questions about low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) can call the SBA at 1-800-659-2955, e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit SBA's Web site at: www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance.
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.