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October 9, 2013
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DENVER – Due to a reduced number of applicants seeking help, two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) will close at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12.


Clear Creek County School District RE1 Office

320 Highway 103

Idaho Springs, CO 80452



Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration & Training Building

1802 Bergen Parkway

Evergreen, CO 80439

At ten other DRCs, survivors can continue to receive in-person help from representatives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Colorado Office of Emergency Management and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). A variety of specialists are available to explain assistance programs and help survivors apply for disaster aid. Recovery specialists also help disaster survivors get in touch with volunteer and other programs that may be able to help.

To find the DRC closest to you, go to

But before going to any DRC, people with damage and losses should register with FEMA.

To register by phone, call FEMA at 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585). Survivors who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services may call 800-621-3362 to register. The toll-free numbers remain open from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m., MDT, seven days a week.

Those with speech or hearing impairment may call (TTY) 800-462-7585. Help is available in many languages.

Register by Web-enabled device, tablet or smartphone: type in the browser.

For individuals visiting a DRC, who have hearing and visual disabilities or are deaf, disaster recovery centers can provide accommodations such as:

• Captioned telephones, which transcribe spoken words into text
• The booklet “Help After a Disaster” in large print and Braille
• American Sign Language interpreters available upon request 
• Magnifiers and assistive listening devices
• 711-Relay or Video Relay Services

 For more information on the Colorado disaster operation, visit

Last Updated: 
October 9, 2013 - 12:01
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