BISMARCK, N.D. -- The hours of operation for the Disaster Recovery Center in Dickinson will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 19, 2009.
Hours Monday through Saturday will remain 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time.
The center is located in the Prairie Hills Mall, 1681 3rd Ave. W., in Dickinson.
Disaster officials from the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) remind residents that it is not necessary to visit a center to receive disaster assistance. The fastest way to register with FEMA is from home by phone or online.
Customer service representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will also be available to answer questions about the SBA disaster-loan program and assist with disaster loan applications.
Residents who plan to stop by the DRC are urged to register for assistance before their visit. Residents can register for assistance by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 or visiting www.DisasterAssistance.gov online. The registration line is open daily 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. MDT, until further notice. The call is free. The registration deadline for disaster assistance is Aug. 10, 2009.
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.