Berthold Disaster Recovery Center Closes; Burlington Re-Opens

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Release date: 
July 23, 2011
Release Number: 
1981-029

BISMARCK – The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) located at the Berthold High School closes at 7 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, July 23. The Burlington DRC will re-open on Tuesday, July 26.

Other DRCs in Minot, Sherwood, and Bismarck remain open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday to assist North Dakota residents who have been affected by the spring flooding. Residents can visit any DRC.

Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (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.

Residents who plan to stop by the DRC are urged to register for assistance before their visit. The registration line is open daily from 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. CDT until further notice. The call is free.

While DRCs are set up for residents who want to speak one-on-one to recovery representatives, it is not necessary to visit a center to receive disaster assistance. DRCs are operated by North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES) and FEMA.

To register with FEMA, call 1-800-621-3362 (TTY 1-800-462-7585) or go online at www.fema.gov or www.disasterassistance.gov. Individuals may also register by smart phone at m.fema.gov.

Calling any other local or state number will not get you registered for FEMA assistance.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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