CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. -- The State/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Recovery Center in Gowanda is changing hours of operation, disaster recovery officials announced today.
Representatives of FEMA and the New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO) said the new hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, effective Monday, Oct. 26.
The center is located at the Gowanda Fire Hall, 230 Aldrich St., Gowanda, NY 14070.
Recovery officials continue to urge all survivors of the Aug. 8-10 severe storms and flooding in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, and Erie counties to register for disaster assistance with FEMA.
The registration deadline is Tuesday, November 3.
“We encourage anyone and everyone who suffered losses resulting from the storm to register,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Jaime E. Forero. “The time left to do so is quickly running out.”
Help is always just a phone call or mouse click away. elp Residents can apply or follow up on their applications by going online to www.disasterassistance.gov, or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the speech- and hearing-impaired. Both numbers are available daily from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.
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 capabilities to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards.