Mobile Disaster Recovery Center Moving To Lawrence County

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Release date: 
May 20, 2009
Release Number: 
1832-022

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- A mobile Disaster Recovery Center (MDRC) will open for three days, Tuesday, May 26 through Thursday, May 28 in Bedford to serve residents and business owners who sustained losses or damage as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding March 8 - 14, according to state and federal disaster officials.

Location:

Lawrence County - Tuesday 5/26 - Thursday 5/28 ONLY                                                
Hours: Tuesday - Noon to 7 p.m.
Wed. - Thurs. -  9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Crossroads Community Church
5000 State Road 37 N (IN-37)
Bedford, IN

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 meet face-to-face with disaster recovery specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and other agencies who will answer questions and provide recovery information.

Residents of the 16 Indiana counties designated eligible of federal and state disaster aid can visit any DRC location. Designated counties are Allen, Carroll, Daviess, DeKalb, Fulton, Jasper, Kosciusko, Lake, LaPorte, Lawrence, Marshall, Noble, Pulaski, St. Joseph, White and Whitley.

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. Tell your neighbor.

For more information about SBA, call the SBA Customer Service Center from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. (EDT) Monday through Friday 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 disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.

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.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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