BURLINGTON, Vt. − Federal and state officials announce the closing of two disaster recovery centers, but assistance is still only a phone call away.
Vermonters who were affected by Tropical Storm Irene flooding can still apply for federal disaster assistance until Monday, Oct. 31st.
The centers which are closing this Thursday, Oct. 13, are located in Lyndonville and Ludlow.
Other centers in Rutland, Dover, and Waterbury will continue to serve Vermonters and be open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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. Applicants 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.
The following two centers will close at 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13
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
The three centers below will remain open.
Hours are Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Rutland Heart Center
1 Commons Street
Rutland, VT 05701
Dover Town Hall
120 Taft Brook Road
Dover, VT 05341
Waterbury Fire Department