Bismarck, ND – Disaster recovery centers in Minot and Bismarck will be open from 9 a.m.to noon on July 4, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today.
Starting Tuesday, July 5, the two centers in Minot will go to a daily schedule of 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. to assist people who suffered damage in the 2011 North Dakota flooding. The center in Bismarck will resume its previous schedule of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
All three centers have representatives available to help answer questions about assistance and recovery programs. The locations:
Bank of North Dakota
1200 Memorial Highway
Minot State University
MSU Student Center
500 University Ave. West
Minot City Auditorium
420 3RD Ave. SW
Residents who plan to visit a recovery center are urged to register for assistance before their visit. The registration lines, 1-800-621-3362 or (TTY) 1-800-462-7585,are open daily from 6 a.m. to midnight (CDT) until further notice. Individuals may also register online any time at www.fema.gov or www.disasterassistance.gov or by smart phone at m.fema.gov.
Representatives from FEMA housing and individual assistance programs are available to receive and provide information about individual applications. FEMA mitigation specialists are on hand to provide information and answer questions about cost-effective rebuilding and repair techniques to reduce property damage in future disasters.
Customer service representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are available to homeowners, renters and businesses to answer questions about the SBA disaster loan program and assist with disaster loan applications.
Others who may be represented at the centers include the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and state agencies.