COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Federal recovery assistance will be available after the Disaster Recovery Center operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the state of Missouri in Joplin closes Sept. 10.
"Help is still just a phone call or a mouse click away," said FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Libby Turner. "Folks in Missouri still have access to the FEMA assistance process by calling the toll-free helpline."
The Disaster Recovery Center at Landmark Center Shopping Mall, 2640 E. 32nd St., Suite 5, Joplin, MO 64804 will close at 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 10.Questions about an existing application may be answered by calling the FEMA helpline at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585. If you use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362. Multilanguage assistance is available. The status of an existing application may also be checked online at www.disasterassistance.gov or from a smartphone at m.fema.gov.
For information about U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans for homeowners, renters, businesses and nonprofit organizations, call 1-800-659-2955. The TTY number is 1-800-877-8339. Online, go to www.sba.gov.
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.