FEMA Opens Second DRC In Joplin

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Release date: 
May 26, 2011
Release Number: 
1980-016

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The State of Missouri, in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), will open an additional Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) on Friday, May 27, 2011, at 9 a.m., at the Taylor Performing Arts Center, Missouri Southern State University, 3950 E. Newman Rd. in Joplin. The DRC will close Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and 29, and reopen Monday, May 30.

Applicants, however, are encouraged to visit the DRC at the First Methodist Church, 501 W. 4th St., through the weekend. Hours for the 4th Street DRC are Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Beginning Monday, May 30, hours of operation for the new DRC will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday – including Memorial Day - and from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays until further notice. The DRCs are staffed by representatives from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to provide assistance to 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.

After registering with FEMA for Disaster aid, storm survivors are encouraged to visit their nearest DRC for any additional assistance they may need. Registration for federal and state disaster aid may be completed online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov, by smartphone through m.FEMA.gov, or by phone by calling FEMA's toll-free registration line at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). Individuals with hearing or speech impairment may call TTY 1-800-462-7585, or use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS) to call 1-800-621-3362. Telephone registration is available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., every day.

Other DRC locations and hours of operation until further notice are:

New Madrid County
Morehouse Fire Department
105 E Beech St.
Morehouse, MO 63868
Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, closed Sundays.

Butler County
Three Rivers Community College
2080 Three Rivers Blvd.
Rooms A202 & A203
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, closed Sundays.

Taney County
Community Center (Old Train Depot)
294 Esplanade St.
Hollister, MO 65672
Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, closed Sundays.

Mississippi County
Charleston High School
604 Thorn St.
Charleston, MO 63834
Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, closed Sundays.

Jasper County
First Methodist Church
501 W. 4th St.
Joplin, MO 64801
Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.

Missouri Southern State University
Taylor Performing Arts Center
3950 E. Newman Rd.
Joplin, MO 64801
Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.

Scott County
103 S. Kings Hwy.
Sikeston, MO 63801
Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, closed Sundays

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.

Before visiting a DRC, people are encouraged to register with FEMA online at http://www.DisasterAssistance...

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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