Disaster Recovery Centers Open in El Paso and Morgan Counties

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Release date: 
October 26, 2013
Release Number: 
NR-071

DENVER – Colorado’s recovery continues with two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) opening in Colorado Springs and Fort Morgan on Tuesday, Oct. 29.

The Colorado Springs DRC will be open for one week only from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 29 to Saturday, Nov. 2.

Colorado residents who suffered losses and damages as a result of the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides can get face-to-face disaster information at these DRCs:

EL PASO COUNTY

Black Forest Fire Department No.1

11445 Teachout Rd.

Colorado Springs, CO 80908

Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., MDT, Tuesday, Oct. 29, through Saturday, Nov. 2. One week only.

MORGAN COUNTY

Fort Morgan Police Station

901 E. Beaver Ave.

Fort Morgan, CO 80701

Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., MDT, Tuesday, Oct. 29, through Sunday, Nov. 3. (Closed every Sunday beginning Nov. 10)

 

All 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.

Survivors with disaster losses will save time by registering with FEMA before going to a DRC.

Register with FEMA by phone, 800-621-3362, from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m., MDT, seven days a week.  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 or by Web-enabled device, tablet or smartphone: type m.fema.gov in the browser.

For individuals who have hearing and visual disabilities or are deaf, DRCs 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 fema.gov/disaster/4145.

Last Updated: 
October 26, 2013 - 14:00
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