Disaster Recovery Centers Change Hours of Operation

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Release date: 
July 9, 2011
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WESTFIELD, Mass. -- FEMA-Commonwealth Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Hampden and Worcester Counties are changing their hours of operation to serve residents who sustained losses from the severe storms and tornadoes of June 1.

The DRCs connect disaster survivors with state and federal specialists to help survivors start their recoveries.

The Brimfield DRC is now closed.

Effective Monday, July 11, all remaining DRCs will be open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., EDT, Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., EDT and closed on Sundays.

The DRC locations are below:

Massachusetts Technology Park
One Federal Street, Building #104
Springfield, Massachusetts 01105

West Springfield:
J. Edward Christian Municipal Office Building
26 Central Street, 3rd Floor
West Springfield, Massachusetts 01089

Granite Valley Middle School
21 Thompson Street
Monson, Massachusetts 01057

Jacob Edwards Library
236 Main Street
Southbridge, Massachusetts 01550

Please note that, before visiting a DRC, those seeking assistance are strongly urged to first register with FEMA for assistance.

Registration may be completed online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov, by smartphone through m.FEMA.gov or by calling FEMA's toll-free registration HelpLine at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). Individuals with hearing or speech impairment may call TTY 1-800-462-7585, or use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS) to call 1-800-621-3362. Multi-language assistance is available. Telephone registration is available from 7 am to 10 pm, EDT seven days a week.

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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