Disaster Assistance Center to Open This Week in Carroll County

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Release date: 
June 27, 2011
Release Number: 
1975-061

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A Disaster Center will be open Wednesday and Thursday, June 29 and 30 in Carroll County to connect disaster survivors with federal specialists who can help them start their recoveries.

The Disaster Assistance Center (DAC) will operate in the Berryville Fire Department, 400 N. Main, Berryville, AR 72616. Hours both days are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Survivors of the April 14 to June 3 storms, tornadoes and flooding can meet with specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration. The staff can answer questions and provide information on the recovery process. Advisers from FEMA's Hazard Mitigation unit will also be on hand to answer questions and present information on preventing future disasters and the National Flood Insurance Program.

Arkansans in Carroll County who have already registered with FEMA will receive automated phone calls from the agency to inform them of the center's opening.

To expedite the assistance process, Arkansans are encouraged to register with FEMA before visiting, but registering is not required to receive help at the center.

Survivors may register through any one of FEMA's registration portals: online at www.disasterassistace.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. Multilingual operators are available.

Visit www.fema.gov or www.adem.arkansas.gov for news and information about this disaster. Follow FEMA tweets about the Arkansas disaster at www.twitter.com/femaregion6. Other online resources include blog.fema.gov, www.facebook.com/fema and www.youtube.com/fema.

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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