MIDLOTHIAN, Va. -- New hours for the Louisa County Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will go into effect Saturday, November 19, officials of the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today.
The new hours for the DRC located at Triangle Plaza, 502 East Main Street, Louisa, are:
- Monday through Saturday - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Sunday - Closed
The DRC also will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24.
VDEM and FEMA opened the DRC on Wednesday, November 9, to help Louisa County residents and business owners with their recovery from the August earthquake and subsequent aftershocks.
Available at the DRC are FEMA specialists who can answer questions about FEMA disaster assistance in the form of financial grants that do not have to be repaid as well as representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) who can answer questions about SBA's low-interest disaster loans for individuals as well as businesses. Also available at the DRC is information about crisis counseling and assistance from non-governmental organizations, including faith-based and community-based organizations.
Disaster officials recommend you register with FEMA before visiting the DRC. Then, if you have any questions about the application process, they can be answered face to face. You can visit the DRC regardless of where you live or work.
To register for assistance, call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). Disaster assistance applicants who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY should call 1-800-462-7585.
You also can register:
- Online at DisasterAssistance.gov. The screens will prompt you through the registration process.
- With a web-enabled mobile device at m.fema.gov.
- Via 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS) by calling 1-800 621-3362.
Operators are available to assist callers seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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.