FEMA Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers Opening in Wayne and Carter Counties on July 5

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Release date: 
July 1, 2011
Release Number: 
1980-103

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today the opening of Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (MDRC) in Wayne County and Carter County on July 5 to help survivors of the flooding with their applications for federal and state disaster assistance.

Specialists from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will be on hand to meet with storm survivors, face-to-face, to answer any disaster assistance questions, and to help applicants complete their SBA disaster loan applications.

Wayne County
Wayne County Health Center
115 Hickory St.
Greenville, MO 63944
Open: Tuesday, July 5, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., and from Wednesday through Saturday, July 6 through July 9, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Carter County
East Carter County School -- Storm Shelter
24 South Herren
Elsinore, MO 63937
Opens July 5, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and July 6 through July 9, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Missouri residents may visit any DRC in the state at the following locations:

Jasper County
First Methodist Church
501 W. 4th St.
Joplin, MO 64801
Open: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Open until further notice.
(Closed: Monday, July 4, 2011)

Taylor Performing Arts Center
Missouri Southern State University
3950 E. Newman Rd.Joplin, MO 64801
Open: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Open until further notice.
(Closed: Monday, July 4, 2011)

New Madrid County
Morehouse Elementary School Cafeteria
420 S. Carroll
Morehouse, MO 63868
Open: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Open until further notice.
(Closed: Monday, July 4, 2011)

Pettis County
Smith-Cotton Junior High School
312 E. Broadway
Sedalia, MO 65301
Open: Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Open until further notice.
(Closed: Monday, July 4, 2011)

Scott County
103 S. Kingshighway
Sikeston, MO 63801
Open: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Open until further notice.
(Closed: Monday, July 4, 2011)

Before visiting a MDRC, survivors are urged to first register with FEMA. Registration may be completed online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov, by smartphone through m.FEMA.gov, or by calling FEMA's toll-free registration line at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). If you have a speech disability or hearing loss and use a TTY, call 1-800-462-7585. If you use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362. Multi-language assistance is available. Telephone registration is available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., daily, until further notice.

SBA low-interest disaster loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters also may be 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.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is the federal government's primary source of money for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property. SBA helps homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes, and private non-profit organizations fund repairs or rebuilding efforts and covers the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property. These disaster loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recov...

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