LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- To continue serving Arkansans affected by the spring storms, tornadoes and flooding in the Crittenden County area, a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) will open Monday, June 13 in Marion.
SBA representatives at the DLOC will answer questions and assist survivors with applications for low-interest disaster loans. The establishment of a DLOC demonstrates the SBA's commitment to ensuring that all qualified individuals, nonprofit organizations and businesses receive the help they need to recover from the disaster.
The address is Crittenden County Courthouse, 100 Court St., Marion, AR 72364. Effective Monday, the center's hours will be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Meanwhile, the existing state/federal Disaster Recovery Center will remain open through Saturday in West Memphis. Survivors who still have questions for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) may visit with FEMA specialists there.
The recovery center's address is West Memphis High School, Lehr Arena, 503 W. Broadway, West Memphis, AR 72301. Hours are 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. through Saturday.
To expedite the assistance process, Arkansans are encouraged to register with FEMA before visiting a DLOC. They may register through any one of FEMA's registration portals: online at www.disasterassistance.gov; via web-enabled phone at m.fema.gov; or by telephone toll free at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585. Specialists are available by phone from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time seven days a week.
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.