Alvin Disaster Recovery Center Closing; Fema Just A Call Away

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January 27, 2009
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AUSTIN, Texas -- The FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center in Alvin will close Jan. 30, but residents can continue to register with FEMA through Feb. 6.

Though this center is closing, FEMA is still here and serving Texans. People affected by Hurricane Ike can register with FEMA or follow up on their applications by telephone, online or by visiting another disaster recovery center," said Federal Coordinating Officer Stephen M. De Blasio Sr. The deadline to register with FEMA is Feb. 6.

The Alvin center is open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday until its closing. The recovery center is located at the Alvin Senior Citizen Center at 309 W. Sealy St.

Residents can register for aid or follow up on their applications by going online to, or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the speech- and hearing-impaired. Both numbers are available 6 a.m. to midnight daily.

We urge area residents to make use of the Alvin recovery center before it closes," said State Coordinating Officer Joan Haun. We urge those who haven't registered with FEMA to do so as soon as possible and to stay aware of their applications' progress."

A listing of recovery centers is available at

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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