BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are opening a Devils Lake Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) Tuesday, July 26, to assist North Dakota residents who have been affected by the spring flooding.
The DRC is located in the Ramsey County Court House (Basement), 524 4th Ave NE. The hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday, closed on Sundays.
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. 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.
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.
Residents who plan to stop by the DRC are urged to register for assistance before their visit. The free registration line is open daily from 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. CDT until further notice.