Find Answers To FEMA Disaster Assistance Questions

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Release date: 
July 19, 2011
Release Number: 
1980-124

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Anyone who has questions about disaster assistance the Federal Emergency Management Agency has provided in the Missouri disaster response and recovery effort may turn to several sources for help.

Call Now:

You may contact FEMA with questions at FEMA's toll free Helpline: 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). Most questions survivors may have about disaster assistance can be answered there. Individuals with a speech disability or hearing loss who use a TTY should call 1-800-462-7585 to update their information. Those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS) should call 1-800-621-3362. Telephone registration is available 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week.

Online:

Individual assistance information is available online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov. You may also access disaster information and recovery resources directly from your smartphone at FEMA's mobile website, m.fema.gov/.

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Your local Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) offers advice from experts in all phases of disaster recovery.

Jasper County

First Methodist Church
501 W. 4th St.
Joplin, MO 64801
Open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. until further notice.

Taylor Performing Arts Center
Missouri Southern State University
3950 E. Newman Road
Joplin, MO 64801
Open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. until further notice.

New Madrid County

Morehouse School Cafeteria
420 S. Carroll St.Morehouse, MO 63868
Open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. until further notice.

Pettis County

Smith-Cotton Jr. High School
312 E. Broadway
Sedalia, MO 65301
Open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closing July 22 at 6 p.m.

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 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 proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). Those with a speech disability or hearing loss who use a TTY call 1-800-462-7585; or use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS) to call 1-800-621-3362.

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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