Laredo DRC Still Available To Serve Survivors

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Release date: 
August 25, 2010
Release Number: 
1931-028

LAREDO, Texas -- Attention Webb County residents—state and federal officials are still here to help you as you recover from Hurricane Alex and the flooding that followed.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) specialists offer a one-stop shop for survivors who were affected. Spanish speakers are on hand to provide assistance.

The DRC is located at
City of Laredo Service Center/Public Works
5512 Thomas Ave.
Laredo, TX 78041

The building is located near the Park and Ride on Thomas Avenue near the airport.

Disaster survivors are encouraged to register for assistance before visiting the DRCs by calling
1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the hearing or speech impaired. Tele-registration hours are 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. seven days a week. Those affected by the hurricane can also register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or visit a DRC to meet face-to-face with recovery specialists.

Even though FEMA and the state encourage DRC visits, doing so is not required to be considered for assistance.

Representatives of the state, federal and voluntary agencies, as well as customer service representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), will be available at the center to answer questions and provide disaster loan information to homeowners, renters and businesses of all sizes. 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 recovery.

For more information on the Hurricane Alex disaster recovery, browse the features on this FEMA Web site at www.fema.gov/hazard/hurricane/2010/alex/index.shtm. Users of smart phones and other mobile devices can visit m.fema.gov. Texans should also visit www.txdps.state.tx.us/dem for more information on this disaster and preparation for future disasters.

The mission of the Texas Division of Emergency Management, Texas Department of Public Safety, is to support the citizens of Texas and local jurisdictions as they plan for, respond to, recover from and mitigate the impacts of all hazards, emergencies and disasters.

For more information, see: www.txdps.state.tx.us/dem.

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.

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July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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