Three Disaster Centers to Close Labor Day Weekend

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Release date: 
August 26, 2011
Release Number: 
4012-008

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The three Disaster Recovery Centers in Buchanan, Holt and Lafayette counties will be closed Saturday, Sept. 3 through Monday, Sept. 5, 2011, in observance of Labor Day.

Specialists from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration are on hand in the recovery centers to meet with storm survivors face-to-face to answer any disaster assistance questions and to help applicants complete their SBA disaster loan applications.

Disaster survivors may visit any center at the following locations:

Buchanan County
Hazardous Materials Training Center
4950 Frederick Ave.
St. Joseph, MO 64506
Open Monday, Aug. 29 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Open thereafter Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Closed Sunday and for Labor Day weekend, Saturday, Sept. 3; Sunday, Sept. 4; and Monday, Sept. 5.

Holt County
United Methodist Church
312 E. 7th St.
Mound City, MO 64470
Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Closed Sunday and for Labor Day weekend, Saturday, Sept. 3; Sunday, Sept. 4; and Monday, Sept. 5.

Lafayette County
Lafayette County Courthouse
1106 Main St.
Lexington, MO 64067
Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Closed Sunday and for Labor Day weekend, Saturday, Sept. 3; Sunday, Sept. 4; and Monday, Sept. 5.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is the federal government's primary source of money for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property. SBA helps homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes, and private non-profit organizations fund repairs or rebuilding efforts and covers the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property. These disaster loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries and do not duplicate benefits of other agencies or organizations.

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 800-621-FEMA (3362). Those with access or functional needs 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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