Mobile Disaster Recovery Center to Open July 11 in Carter County

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Release date: 
July 8, 2011
Release Number: 
1980-112

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today the opening of a Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (MDRC) in Carter County on Monday, July 11 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.

Carter County
Van Buren Church of Christ
1020 Main Street
Van Buren, MO 63965
Open July 11, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and July 12 through July 15, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closing Friday, July 15, at 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.

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.

Lawrence County
Lawrence County Historic Court House
#1 East Court House Square
Mount Vernon, MO 65712
Open July 12, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and July 13 through July 15, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closing Friday, July 15, at 6 p.m.

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.

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.

Scott County
103 S. Kingshighway
Sikeston, MO 63801
Open: Saturday, July 9 Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closing July 9 at 6 p.m.

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.

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 recoveries and do not duplicate benefits of other agencies or organizations.

FEMA's temporary housing assistance and grants for public transportation expenses, medical and dental expenses, and funeral and burial expenses do not require individuals to apply for an SBA loan. However, applicants who receive SBA disaster loan applications must submit them to SBA loan officers to be eligible for assistance that covers personal property, vehicle repair or replacement, and moving and storage expenses.

Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficienc...

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July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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