Disaster Recovery Center will Open in Clark County Tuesday

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Release date: 
March 12, 2012
Release Number: 
4058-001

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The Indiana Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Clark County for residents who suffered damage from severe storms, straight-line winds and tornadoes that occurred in the area from February 29 to March 3, 2012.

The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open in Clark County at 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 13, at Ivy Tech campus at I-65 and Hwy 311(I-65 exit 9) in Sellersburg, Ind. 47172.
The DRC will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.

DRC staff can answer questions about registration for disaster assistance and hazard mitigation; help with disaster loan applications; and provide information and contacts for other programs. Representatives from the U.S. Small Business Association (SBA) will be on hand to answer questions about SBA disaster low interest loans.

Homeowners, renters and business owners affected by the storms are encouraged to register for assistance by calling the telephone registration line, 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) which is available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. Residents are encouraged to register prior to visiting a DRC.

Federal disaster aid was made available to the State of Indiana to supplement state and local recovery efforts in areas affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, and tornadoes during the period of February 29 to March 3, 2012  in Clark, Jefferson, Ripley, Scott, Warrick, and Washington counties.

For speech- or hearing-impaired applicants, the TTY number is 1-800-462-7585. Applicants also may register or verify registration online at www.fema.gov or www.DisasterAssistance.gov.

By smart phone or tablet, go to m.fema.gov. To access Video Relay Service, call 1-800-621-3362. Applicants are urged to register early in order to receive aid as quickly as possible.

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.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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