WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- State and federal officials have announced the Jasper County Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at 114 N. Walnut in Colfax will close at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18.
After Sept.18, those affected by the disaster, including Jasper county residents, may visit any DRC at the following locations until further notice:
Black Hawk County
1407 Independence Ave.
Waterloo, IA 50703
530 W. Bluff St.
Cherokee, Iowa 51012
2655 210th St.
Earlville, Iowa 52041
County Emergency Training Center
14928 Public Safety Way
Dubuque, Iowa 52002
2003 N. Lincoln St.
Knoxville, Iowa 50138
The Boys and Girls Club of Central Iowa
1740 Garfield Ave.
Des Moines, Iowa 50316
1615 Golden Aspen Drive, Suite 108
Ames, Iowa 50010
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: 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 and Aug. 31 is urged to register for assistance online at www.disasterassistance.gov anytime of day; 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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