Disaster Recovery Centers Open In Oslo And Crookston

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Release date: 
May 8, 2009
Release Number: 
1830-039

MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (MDRCs) will open at noon Monday in Oslo and Crookston to assist those affected by flooding in Marshall and Polk counties. The centers are operated jointly by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

The DRC locations are:

Oslo (May 11 through May 19)
Oslo Senior Center/City Offices
107 3rd Avenue East
Oslo, MN 56744
Hours:

Monday, May 11: Noon to 7 p.m.
Tuesday, May 12 through Friday, May 15: 9.a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 16: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, May 17: Closed
Monday, May 18: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday, May 19: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Crookston (May 11 until further notice)
Polk County Sheriff's Office/EOC
600 Bruce Street
Crookston, MN 56716
Hours:

Monday, May 11: Noon to 7 p.m.
Tuesdays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturdays: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sundays, Closed

DRCs provide an opportunity for residents to meet face-to-face with representatives from state and federal agencies and find answers to questions they may have about the recovery process.

Individuals are encouraged to register for assistance before visiting a DRC by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), or TTY 1-800-462-7585. FEMA operators are available from 6 a.m. to midnight. CDT seven days a week until further notice. Registration can be completed online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov.

Visitors to the DRCs will find information on:

  • FEMA and State disaster assistance programs
  • SBA low-interest disaster loans and how to complete the loan application
  • Smart building techniques to reduce damage from future floods, and
  • Flood insurance

SBA representatives at the DRCs will be available to meet individually with each resident or business owner to answer questions about the SBA disaster loan program, help them complete their disaster loan applications and accept their completed applications. Anyone unable to visit a center should call 1-800-659-2955 or visit the SBA Web site at www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance.gov

FEMA leads the nation in a risk-based, comprehensive emergency management system of preparedness, protection, response, recovery and mitigation. The agency is committed to reducing the loss of life and property and supporting a culture of readiness for all hazards, including natural disasters, acts of terrorism and other catastrophes.

 

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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