Four Disaster Recovery Centers in Missouri closed on Memorial Day Monday

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Release date: 
May 29, 2011
Release Number: 
1980-020

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day in Butler, Mississippi, New Madrid, and Taney counties according to the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA)

The DRCs in Jasper County will remain open through the holiday weekend. Memorial Day hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

All Missouri DRCs will open again Tuesday, May 31, 2011 until further notice at the locations and times stated below:

Butler County, Three Rivers Community College, 2080 Three Rivers Blvd, Rooms A202 and A203, Poplar Bluff, MO, 63901.? Hours of operation are Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. ? 6 p.m.; Closed Sunday.
New Madrid County, Morehouse Fire Dept., 105 E. Beech Street, Morehouse, MO, 63838. Hours of operation are Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. ? 6 p.m.; Closed Sunday.
Mississippi County, Charleston High School, 604 S. Thorn Street, Charleston, MO, 63834. Hours of operation are Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. ? 6 p.m. This DRC will close at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Taney County, Community Center (Old Train Depot), 294 Esplanade Street, Hollister, MO, 65672.
Hours of operation are Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. ? 6 p.m.; Closed Sunday.

Two DRCs are available in Jasper County to assist those affected by the Joplin area tornados. They are at the following locations:

Jasper County, First Methodist Church, 501 West 4th Street, Joplin, MO, 64801 and Missouri Southern State University, Taylor Performing Arts Center, 3950 East Newman Road, Joplin, MO, 64801.
Hours of operation are Monday ? Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 1 to 6 p.m. until further notice.

Missouri storm victims are encouraged to visit a FEMA Disaster Recovery Center to have face-to-face conversations with disaster assistance program workers.

Anyone who has not yet registered for assistance should do so using one of these options:

  • Online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov,
  • By smartphone through m.FEMA.gov,
  • By phone at FEMA's toll-free registration line 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.

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.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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