Greeley Disaster Recovery Center Reopens in Weld County

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Release date: 
October 28, 2013
Release Number: 
NR-072

DENVER – Greeley’s Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) reopens today, Monday, Oct. 28.

This DRC will be operate 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., MDT, today, Tuesday, Oct. 29, and Wednesday, Oct. 30.

It will close permanently at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 30.

WELD COUNTY

Island Grove Exhibition Hall

525 N. 15th Ave.

Greeley, CO 80631

DRCs are closed when the number of people needing disaster assistance falls. 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.

To find the open DRC closest to you, go to fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers.

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 storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides will save time by registering for help from FEMA before going to the DRCs.

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 more information on the Colorado disaster operation, visit fema.gov/disaster/4145.

Last Updated: 
October 28, 2013 - 17:26
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