WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- A federal/state Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Lee County will open Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010 at 9 a.m., to assist individuals, households and businesses affected by Iowa’s severe storms, flooding and tornados from June 1 through Aug. 31, 2010.
The DRC will be located at 300 Main St., Suite 408, Keokuk, Iowa 52632.
Those affected by the disaster may visit any DRC in Iowa:
1407 Independence Ave.
Waterloo, Iowa 50703
530 Bluff St.
Cherokee, Iowa 51012
2655 210th St.
Earlville, Iowa 52041
Emergency Training Center
14928 Public Safety Way
Dubuque, Iowa 52001
Oelwein Fire Department
200 West Charles St.
Oelwein, Iowa 50662
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 Dr., Suite 108
Ames, Iowa 50010
217 S. 25th St., Suite C-3
Ft. Dodge, Iowa 50501
Clarion Police & Fire Department
120 First Ave., SW
Clarion, Iowa 50526
Until further notice, hours at these DRCs are as follows:
Monday through Friday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday: Noon 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. Written materials about various assistance programs from other federal and state agencies also are available to individuals and business owners. No cash, checks, debit cards or vouchers are distributed at DRCs.
At the DRC, visitors also may:
- Get help completing applications for federal low-interest disaster loans from the 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.
Before visiting a DRC, first register with FEMA 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 for individuals and business owners to register is Oct. 13, 2010.
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