LAREDO, Texas -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) supporting Hidalgo County in Edinburg will be open through Sept. 24 for those who received damage to their home from Hurricane Alex and the flooding that followed.
The DRC in Edinburg will close at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24. The center in Edinburg is located:
100 E. Cano
Edinburg, TX 78539
Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday. The DRC will be closed Sunday.
Spanish speakers will be on hand to provide assistance to survivors.
For those who may still have disaster assistance questions after the center closes, help remains just a phone call away. Bilingual operators at the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) Helpline — 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 — are available to answer disaster aid questions and assist applicants who may want to check on the status of their application.
Disaster survivors affected by Hurricane Alex and the flooding that followed, can still register for assistance by calling the Helpline. Lines are open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Residents can also register online at www.disasterassisstance.gov, where valuable recovery information is also available.
Oct. 4, 2010, is the deadline to apply for disaster assistance.
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.
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.