Columbia, Mo. -- FEMA will open a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) on Saturday, May 21, 2011 in Taney County. The center, located at the Community Center in Hollister, will provide access and information for those affected by recent severe storms, floods and tornadoes.
On May 9, 2011 the President issued a major disaster declaration for the State of Missouri to help individuals and communities recover from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding beginning on April 19, 2011, and continuing.
The DRC location and hours of operation until further notice are:
FEMA Disaster Recovery Center
Hollister Community Center
Old Train Station
294 Esplanade St.
Hollister, MO 65672
Hours of Operation
Saturday, May 21, 2011 1pm to 6pm
Sunday, May 22, 2011 1pm to 6pm
After the weekend opening the DRC will be open from 9am to 6pm Monday through Saturday until further notice.
Before visiting a DRC, people are encouraged to register with FEMA online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov, by using their smartphone to register at m.fema.gov or by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362). Those with speech or hearing impairment may call (TTY) 800-462-7585. Help is available in most languages.
Representatives from FEMA individual assistance and mitigation programs will be available, along with the U.S. Small Business Administration to explain assistance programs and help those affected to register for disaster aid. Recovery specialists can also help with referral information to other assistance programs.
SBA low interest disaster assistance loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible for up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property.
Businesses of any size and private, non-profit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and other business assets.
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.