Hamilton County Disaster Recovery Center Closing Date Announced

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September 9, 2010
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WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- State and federal officials have announced the Hamilton County Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at 500 Fairmeadow Drive in Webster City will close at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18. 

After Sept.18, those affected by the disaster, including Hamilton county residents, may visit any DRC at the following locations until further notice:


Cherokee County
530 W. Bluff St.
Cherokee, IA 51012      

Polk County
The Boys and Girls Club of Central Iowa
1740 Garfield Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50316

Delaware County
2655 210th St.
Earlville, Iowa 52041

Story County
1615 Golden Aspen Drive, Suite 108
Ames, IA, 50010

Jasper County
114 N. Walnut St.
Colfax, IA 50054

Wright County
Clarion Police & Fire Department
120 First Ave., SW
Clarion, Iowa 50526

Until further notice, DRC hours are as follows:

Monday through Friday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, access the DRC Locator at www.fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers to search for locations, services offered, and driving directions.

Visitors to the DRCs may speak personally to disaster recovery experts and get information about their recovery process such as:

  • Getting help completing applications for federal low-interest disaster loans from the SBA for homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes, and private non-profit organizations
  • Inquiring about the status of applications for federal assistance
  • Obtaining referrals to voluntary organizations that may help with immediate unmet needs
  • Learning cost-effective mitigation measures to reduce the impact of future disaster losses

Before visiting a DRC, the first step in the storm and flood recovery assistance process is to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Anyone with damage from the storms and flooding between June 1-August 31 is urged to register for assistance online at www.disasterassistance.gov; or by calling toll-free, 800-621-FEMA(3362) or TTY, 800-462-7585 for the hearing- or speech-impaired. The numbers are available seven days a week, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., local time, until further notice. The deadline to register for assistance is Oct. 13, 2010.

You may also access disaster information and recovery resources directly from your smartphone at FEMA’s new mobile website at m.fema.gov.

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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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