WESTFIELD, Mass. -- Disaster Recovery Centers are now open in Williamstown and Pittsfield in Berkshire County to serve those whose homes or businesses were affected by Tropical Storm Irene.
Representatives from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Small Business Administration, along with other agencies, are on hand to explain disaster assistance programs and help you through the recovery process. The Recovery Centers are open at the following locations:
Developers Finance Corporation Building
430 Main Street
Pittsfield's Public Library
1 Wendell Avenue
The centers will operate from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, until further notice. Additional disaster recovery centers are expected to open throughout the declared counties.
If you have damage or losses as a result of the tropical storm, you are encouraged to register with FEMA before going to the recovery center. You may register by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362) or 800-462-7585 (TTY) for people who are deaf, hard of hearing or those with a speech disability. Registration can be completed online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov. Help is available in most languages. You also can apply using a Web-enabled mobile device or smartphone. Visit m.fema.gov and follow the link "apply online for federal assistance."
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.