Disaster Recovery Center In Fayette County To Close; Assistance Still Available By Phone, Online

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October 6, 2010
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WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division (HSEMD) announce that the Fayette County Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at 200 West Charles St. in Oelwein will end operations at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, 2010.

Assistance is still available through the FEMA toll-free telephone number, 800-621-FEMA (3362), seven days a week, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., local time, until further notice. Registration also is available online 24/7 at www.disasterassistance.gov.

“Flood survivors still have full access to FEMA assistance and may also visit any other DRC in the state,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Tom Hall. “If you have not yet registered, we urge you to do so before the Oct. 13 deadline.”

There are several DRCs located throughout the state. The closest DRC for Fayette County residents is located in Delaware County at 2655 210th St. in Earlville. Hours at this DRC are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, until further notice. 

Access the DRC locator at www.fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers to find all DRCs throughout the state.

At a DRC visitors can:

  • Receive information about different types of state and federal disaster assistance.
  • Receive help completing low-interest loan applications from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for homeowners, renters and business owners.
  • Inquire about the status of registration.
  • May receive referrals to voluntary organizations to help with immediate unmet needs.
  • Learn cost-effective mitigation measures to reduce the impact of future disaster losses.
  • Learn about Internal Revenue Service programs available to disaster survivors.

Iowans affected by the storms and flooding are encouraged to register with FEMA before visiting a center.

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

For information about SBA’s disaster loan programs, applicants may call 800-659-2955 or online at www.sba.gov. For TTY call 800-977-8339.

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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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