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Mobile Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Chickasaw County

Release date: 
August 6, 1999
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- State and federal officials will establish a joint federal/state Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (MDRC) in Chickasaw County, Iowa. The MDRC will be located at:

Community Center
302 S. Main

The MDRC will open to assist applicants on Thursday, August 12, and remain in Nashua through Monday, August 16. Operating hours will be from 9:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. Closed Sunday.

The purpose of the MDRC is to provide assistance and information to Iowans who have experienced damages and losses from the severe storms and flooding beginning July 2. Representatives of state and federal agencies will be present. The disaster programs available include temporary housing, individual and family grants, disaster unemployment assistance, low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration for homeowners, renters or business owners, and other aid programs.

If you have sustained damages to your home or business from the severe storms and flooding, you are encouraged to register for assistance using FEMA's toll-free number: 1-800-462-9029 before visiting the Center. For those who are speech- or hearing-impaired the TTY number is 1-800-462-7585. Recovery specialists are available to take calls from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., through Sunday August 8. Beginning Monday August 9 the services will be available Monday through Saturday, 8a.m. - 7 p.m. Closed Sunday.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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