OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Disaster officials announced today that the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Sedro-Woolley, which is closing Thursday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m., will be converted to a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) beginning Friday, Feb. 27, at 8 a.m.
SBA personnel will be available at the center to answer questions about the SBA disaster loan program and to assist residents with the SBA disaster loan application process.
The Sedro-Woolley center is located at:
Sedro-Woolley City Hall, Room 106
325 Metcalf Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
The DLOC operating hours will be Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) assures people it is not necessary to visit a DRC to register for disaster assistance. Applicants can register by calling toll-free, 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) (TTY 1-800-462-7585), 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week. Online registration is also available at www.disasterassistance.gov.
Residents affected by the storms and flooding and who are already registered with FEMA can call this same number (1-800-621-FEMA) and ask for the Helpline to follow up on the status of their applications.
FEMA leads and supports the nation in a risk-based, comprehensive emergency management system of preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation to reduce the loss of life and property and protect the nation from all hazards including natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters.