INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The state/federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Fulton County will shut down at close of business Saturday, May 16. The center, located in the Rochester Fire Department Training Room, 2006 E. State Road 14 in Rochester; will reopen Monday, May 18 as a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC), federal and state disaster officials announced today. The DLOC will be open until Thursday, May 28, closed on Monday, May 25 for the Memorial Day holiday.
Individuals with SBA questions may call the SBA Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 or TTY 1-800-877-8339 or visit SBA's Web site www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance. Help from SBA and FEMA may also be obtained by visiting a DRC at one of the following locations until further notice:
623 W.11th St.
Emergency Manager's Office
315 N. Illinois Ave.
Rochester DRC Closing, DLOC Opening
The DRCs are for those who have further questions and concerns. Services people can expect to receive at a DRC include:
- Guidance regarding disaster recovery;
- Clarification of any written correspondence received;
- Housing Assistance and Rental Resource information;
- Answers to questions and referrals to agencies that may provide further assistance;
- Status of applications being processed by FEMA;
- U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) program information; and
- Information from representatives of other federal, state and local agencies.
?Applicants can continue to reach federal recovery experts by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the speech- and hearing-impaired. The FEMA registration/helpline numbers are operational from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. (EDT), seven days a week. On-line registration is available at www.disasterassistance.gov., 24 hours a day, seven days a week June 22, 2009 is the last day applications will be accepted for Individual Assistance. Loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for disaster-related losses to real and personal property also must be submitted by that date.
Federal and state officials urge homeowners, renters and businesses affected by the severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding March 8 - 14, to apply immediately by calling 1-800-621-FEMA or for those with hearing or visual impairments call TTY 1-800-462-7585. For more information about SBA, call the SBA Customer Service Center from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. (EDT) Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (EDT), Saturday, at 1-800-659-2955 for information and assistance.? Victims may apply online at disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/. ?Applicants also may visit the SBA Web site at www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance? or e-mail email@example.com.
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.