WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- State and federal officials have announced the opening of three Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Blackhawk, Dubuque, and Marion counties on Monday, Sept. 13, at 9 a.m.
1407 Independence Ave.
Waterloo, Iowa 50703
Emergency Training Center
14928 Public Safety Way
Dubuque, IA 52002
2003 N. Lincoln Ave.
Knoxville, Iowa 50138
Additional locations and DRC hours, until further notice, are as follows:
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.
Representatives from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will be available at the DRCs to answer questions and provide recovery information.
At a DRC, visitors also may:
- Get help completing applications for federal low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes, and private non-profit organizations
- Inquire about the status of applications for federal assistance
- Obtain referrals to voluntary organizations that may help with immediate unmet needs
- Learn cost-effective mitigation measures to reduce the impact of future disaster losses
SBA offers disaster loans to repair or replace damaged real estate, personal property and business assets not covered by insurance or other aid. For small businesses only, SBA offers disaster loans to cover working capital needs caused by the disaster. Up to $200,000 is available to homeowners to repair or replace primary homes; up to $40,000 is available to homeowners and renters to repair or replace personal property; and, up to $2 million is available to businesses for disaster losses. For SBA information, call (800) 659-2955 (TTY 1-800-977-8339), or go online to www.sba.gov.
Before visiting a DRC, people are encouraged to register for disaster assistance online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362), (TTY) 800-462-7585. The numbers are available seven days a week, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., local time. Help in languages other than English is available.
The deadline to register for ...