CONCORD, N.H. – The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Conway, NH located at Mount Washington Technology Village, 53 Technology Lane, will close as of 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24.
The Conway DRC opened Sept. 12 to assist New Hampshire residents recovering from Tropical Storm Irene. DRCs are operated jointly by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the New Hampshire Department of Safety, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM).
Residents do not have to go to a DRC to receive FEMA assistance. They may register with FEMA until Nov. 7, 2011, by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). Those who use TTY, call 1-800-462-7585 directly. For 711-Relay or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362. All numbers are available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., or log on to www.disasterassistance.gov, or by smart phone at m.fema.gov.
The advantage of going to a DRC is that an applicant receives face-to-face help with registering or finding out the status of an existing request for FEMA assistance. Also available are representatives of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Tri-County Community Action Program (Tri-County CAP).
The Conway DRC will be open Thursday and Friday, Sept. 22-23, from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 24, from 8:30 a.m. to closing at 4 p.m.
A Grafton County DRC will open Thursday, Sept. 22, in Canaan, at the Canaan Fire Station, 62 Route 118, at noon to 7 p.m. Hours Friday, Sept. 23, are 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 24, from 8:30 a.m. to DRC closing at 4 p.m.
Next week the Grafton County DRC will mov to Lebanon, opening Monday, Sept. 26, at 5 Airpark Road, West Lebanon from noon to 7 p.m. It will be open Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 27-28, from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., and closes Wednesday night.
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