Disaster Recovery Center Returning To Oslo

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Release date: 
May 22, 2009
Release Number: 
1830-053

MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Following a one-week hiatus, a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will be re-established in Oslo after the Memorial Day weekend.

The DRC, which is 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), will open at the Oslo Senior Center on Tuesday, May 26, and remain open through Wednesday, June 3.

"Oslo is a community that was particularly affected by this spring's flooding. We want everyone in the area to have an opportunity to meet face-to-face with representatives to get answers to questions they may have about the recovery process," said Federal Coordinating Officer Michael H. Smith.

The Oslo DRC will open at noon on Tuesday, May 26. Location and operating hours:

Oslo Senior Center/City Offices
107 3rd Avenue East
Oslo, MN 56744

Hours:

Tuesday:
Noon to 7 p.m.

Wednesday-Friday:
9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday:
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday:
Closed

Monday-Tuesday (June 1-2):
9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Wednesday (June 3):
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Individuals are encouraged to register for assistance before visiting the DRC by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), or TTY 1-800-462-7585. FEMA operators are available from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. CDT seven days a week. Registration can be completed online anytime at www.DisasterAssistance.gov.

Mitigation specialists will also be available at the DRC to discuss cost-effective ways to reduce future disaster damage.

SBA representatives at the MDRC 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 with SBA-related questions and unable to visit the MDRC should call 1-800-659-2955 or visit the SBA Web site at www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance.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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