Houston, Leon and Travis County Survivors Can Meet Recovery Specialists

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September 22, 2011
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AUSTIN, Texas -- Wildfire survivors in Houston, Leon and Travis counties can meet with state and federal specialists at recovery centers opening in area communities this week.

Starting Thursday, specialists from the state of Texas, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration will be on hand to answer questions and provide information on the types of assistance available to survivors. They also have brochures and other written materials on disaster recovery.

The schedule is:

Houston and Leon Counties
Centerville/Leon County Annex II
155 S. Cass, 3rd floor
Centerville, TX 75833
1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22
9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23
9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24

Travis County
Fire Station #2
801 Bee Creek Road
Briarcliff, TX 78669
1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23
9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24

Any Texas survivor who has questions about the recovery process or who needs help registering with FEMA is urged to stop by a center. Visiting with a recovery specialist is not a requirement for survivors who want disaster assistance, but the centers are an excellent way for people to get answers to their questions about disaster aid and help applying for it.

Texans can register online at www.disasterassistance.gov, via web-enabled phone at m.fema.gov, or by telephone via FEMA's toll-free numbers: 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585. Those who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services can call 1-800-621-3362. Operators are available by phone from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week.

Follow FEMA tweets about the Texas disaster at www.twitter.com/femaregion6. Other online resources are blog.fema.gov, www.facebook.com/fema and www.youtube.com/fema.

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). For TTY call 800-462-7585.

The mission of the Texas Division of Emergency Management, Texas Department of Public Safety, is to support the citizens of Texas and local jurisdictions as they plan for, respond to, recover from and mitigate the impacts of all hazards, emergencies and disasters. For more information, see www.txdps.state.tx.us/dem.

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.

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July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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