AUSTIN, Texas -- The State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Bastrop will be closed Saturdays and Sundays starting this weekend. New operating hours will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. In addition the center will be closed Friday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day.
Any wildfire survivor with questions about the recovery process or needing help registering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency is urged to stop by the recovery center at Bastrop High School 9th Grade Academy, 1602 Hill Street. 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 who were affected by the wildfires can apply for federal assistance through Dec. 8.
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.