FEMA/STATE DISASTER RECOVERY CENTER OPENS IN FORT COLLINS

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Release date: 
October 11, 2013
Release Number: 
NR-051

DENVER – Colorado residents who suffered losses and damage as a result of the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides can get information about disaster assistance at a new Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Fort Collins. This is the third DRC in Larimer County.

Larimer County

Foothills Mall

215 East Foothills Parkway

Fort Collins, CO  80525

Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., MDT, seven days. Closed on Sunday beginning Oct. 20.

All DRCs will be open on Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 14.

The DRCs are operated by the Colorado Office of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), county and local governments.

Representatives from FEMA and the SBA are among the agencies represented at each DRC to explain assistance programs and help survivors apply for disaster aid.

For individuals who have hearing and visual disabilities or are deaf, DRCs can provide such accommodations 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

Survivors with losses from the severe storms, flooding, mudslides or landslides will save time by registering for help from FEMA before going to the DRCs.

Register with FEMA by phone:  800-621-3362. Multilingual phone operators are available on the FEMA helpline. Choose Option 2 for Spanish and Option 3 for other languages.

People who have a speech disability or are deaf or hard of hearing may call (TTY) 800-462-7585; users of 711 or Video Relay Service can call 800-621-3362.

Register online:  DisasterAssistance.gov.

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

Last Updated: 
October 11, 2013 - 18:52
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