AUSTIN, Texas -- Wildfire survivors have the opportunity to meet with state and federal specialists at a recovery center opening for a final time on Monday in Navarro County. Texans can still apply for federal disaster assistance through Dec. 8 -- and assistance is only a click or phone call away.
Any Texan with questions about the recovery process or needing help registering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is urged to stop by the recovery 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
Specialists from the state of Texas, 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:
Emergency Operations Center
223 W. 1st Ave.
Corsicana TX 75110
1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1 through Saturday, Nov. 5
Texas homeowners, renters, and business owners can register online or check on the status of an earlier registration at www.disasterassistance.gov, via web-enabled phone at m.fema.gov, or by telephone via FEMA’s toll-free numbers: 1-800-621-3362 or TTY 1-800-462-7585. Those who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services can call 1-800-621-3362. Assistants are available by phone from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week.
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.