Disaster Recovery Center in Metropolis Set to Reopen

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Release date: 
July 1, 2011
Release Number: 
1991-021

Disaster Recovery Center in Metropolis Set to Reopen

MARION, Ill. – A temporary Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Metropolis is set to reopen on July 6 for southern Illinois storm and flood survivors to meet face-to-face with disaster recovery specialists.

The DRC, operated jointly by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Saturday, July 9, at the following location:

Metropolis Elementary School, 1015 Filmore St., Metropolis, Ill.

Open Wednesday July 6 through Saturday, July 9

Residents do not have to go to the centers to apply for disaster assistance.  Individuals are encouraged to first apply by completing an application online anytime at www.disasterassistance.gov or by web enabled mobile device at m.fema.gov or by calling toll-free at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585. Both numbers are available seven days a week, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (CDT), until further notice.  Help in other languages is available.

DRC services include checking on the status of your disaster assistance application and finding out about other disaster programs available from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), state and local agencies, and voluntary organizations. To be considered for federal disaster assistance, residents must apply with FEMA even if they already provided damage information to local officials, other agencies or organizations.

SBA low-interest disaster loans may be available for homeowners, renters, businesses and private non-profit organizations of all sizes to repair or replace real estate, contents and/or personal property damaged in the severe storms and flooding. SBA customer service representatives will be present to answer questions and accept completed loan applications. Information and assistance from SBA is also available at 1-800-659-2955, (TTY) 1-800-877-8339 or online at www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance.

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Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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