MIDLOTHIAN, Va. -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Louisa County will shut down temporarily during the holidays, officials of the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today.
The DRC will close at 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 17, and reopen at 10 a.m., Tuesday, January 5.
Help will still be available on line and by telephone.
Although the deadline for registering for assistance is January 3, earthquake survivors do not have to visit the DRC to register. They can register for aid, get information about assistance programs and follow up on their applications by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 800-462-7585 for those with speech or hearing impairments. Multi-lingual operators are available to answer calls.
Residents also can register:
- Online at www.disasterassistance.gov.
- On a Web-enabled mobile device or smartphone at m.fema.gov.
- With 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS) by calling 1-800-621-3362.
Those who need face-to-face assistance with registration should visit the Disaster Recovery Center at the Triangle Plaza, 502 E. Main St., Suite 6000 (former Video 2000 store), in Louisa before December 17.
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.