BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Federal and state officials announce that all disaster recovery centers will be closed on Sundays beginning this weekend. The centers will now be open Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
However, this does not affect the mobile disaster recovery center vehicle which is making short visits to several Vermont communities and will be open this Sunday in Bethel.
It is not necessary for Vermonters affected by Tropical Storm Irene to visit a center in order to receive disaster assistance. In fact, people with storm-related losses are encouraged to register with FEMA before visiting a center.
Register by calling toll-free 800-621-FEMA (3362), online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or via a web-enabled mobile device at m.fema.gov. Multilingual registration assistance is available if needed. Those with a speech disability or hearing loss who use a TTY can call 800-462-7585 directly; or 800-621-3362 if using 711 or Video Relay Service.
Those who have questions about disaster assistance can call 800-621-3362 and select the “help” option.
Those who would like to speak to someone face to face can visit a center which is staffed with disaster recovery specialists from various federal, state and local agencies and organizations who can answer questions about disaster assistance.
Locations for the Disaster Recovery Centers are shown below:
Municipal Office Building
119 Park Avenue
Lyndonville, VT 05851
Okemo Market Place
Between Cool Moose and Dark Side Snowboard Shop
57 Pond Street, Suite #4
Ludlow, VT 05149
Northfield Library (Community Room)
93 South Main Street
Northfield, VT 05663
Bennington Fire Department
130 River Street
Bennington, VT 05201
The Rock Church
473 Woodstock Road
Woodstock, VT 05091
Rutland Heart Center
1 Commons Street
Rutland, VT 05701
Dover Town Hall
120 Taft Brook Road
Dover, VT 05341
U.S. Post Office (Upstairs)
2046 Route 4
Killington, VT 05751
Living Memorial Park Skating Rink
61 Memorial Park Drive
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Waterbury Fire Department
43 South Main Street
Waterbury, VT 05676
Hartford Fire Department
2nd Floor Training Room
812 VA Cutoff RoadWhite River Junction, VT 05001
The mobile disaster recovery center vehicle will be open this Sunday in Bethel. It is equipped with phone and computer connectivity. The following is the vehicle’s schedule of visits to Vermont communities.
Windsor CountyBethel Town Hall,318 Main St., Bethel 05032Opening noon - 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30;8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct.1; and 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 2
Addison CountyHancock Town Hall1097 Rt. 100, Hancock 05748Opening noon - 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 3;8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 4; and 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 5
Windsor CountySouth Royalton Journey Church412 S. Windsor St., South Royalton 05068Opening noon - 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 6;8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 7; and 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8
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 a speech disability or hearing loss who use a TTY may call 1-800-462-7585 directly; or call 1-800-621-3362 if using 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS).
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