WARWICK, R.I. -- State and federal officials announce that Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) are open in Kent and Providence Counties.
A DRC opened April 9 in West Warwick at the following address:
Kent County – April 9
West Warwick Senior Citizen Center
145 Washington St.
West Warwick, R.I. 02893
An additional DRC opened April 9 in Cranston at the following address:
Providence County – April 9
Garden City Center (former Linens and Things)
150 Hillside Road
Cranston, R.I. 02920
Both centers will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
The Greenwich Avenue DRC in Warwick will close at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 9. The 20 2nd Ave. DRC in Cranston will close at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 10.
The DRC currently located in the Town Hall at 45 Broad St. in Westerly will remain open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. until further notice.
Those affected by the disaster are encouraged to register for assistance before they visit a DRC by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for hearing- or speech-impaired. Those affected by the disaster can also register online at www.fema.gov. Visiting a DRC is not required to be considered for assistance.
Representatives of state, federal, voluntary agencies and the U.S. Small Business Administration will be available to answer questions and provide recovery information. Written materials about various assistance programs are also available to individuals and business owners. No cash, checks, debit cards or vouchers are distributed at DRCs. Centers are for the dissemination of information to assist in disaster recovery.
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders and 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.