Disaster Recovery Center In Little Valley To Close; FEMA Just A Phone Call Or A Mouse Click Away

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Release date: 
September 25, 2009
Release Number: 
1857-017

Cheektowaga, N.Y. -- As the Disaster Recovery Center at in Little Valley prepares to close Monday, disaster recovery officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO) remind everyone that help is always just a phone call or mouse click away.

The center, located at the County Center, 303 Court St., Little Valley, NY 14755, remains open from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., through the close of business Monday, Sept. 28.  

"FEMA remains committed to every homeowner, renter and business owner affected by the August 8 - 10 storms and flooding," said Federal Coordinating Officer Jaime E. Forero "Although the demand for a local recovery center has dropped, FEMA is still here to help."

Residents can apply or follow up on their applications by going online to www.disasterassistance.gov, or by calling 1-800-621-3362 or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the speech- and hearing-impaired. Both numbers are available daily from 7 a.m. - 1 a.m.

Disaster Recovery Centers still open in the affected areas with NEW hours:

Gowanda Fire Hall
230 Aldrich St.
Gowanda, NY 14070
Open 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. through Sept. 28, 2009, following that:
Mon - Fri; 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; closed Sundays

Mt. Carmel School
135 Central Ave.
Silver Creek, NY 14136
Open 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. through Sept. 28, 2009, following that:
Mon - Fri; 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; closed Sundays

"After registering, we encourage everyone to take an active role in assistance process by keeping records current and updating information as needed," said State Coordinating Officer John R. Gibb, who is also SEMO Director. "We urge applicants to help us help them though the recovery process."    

FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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