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Disaster Recovery Centers To Open

Release date: 
September 24, 2003
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New Castle, DE -- Officials from the State of Delaware and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) to assist individuals who suffered losses from recent storms. DRCs will open in New Castle and Sussex counties on Thursday, September 25 at 9:30 a.m. Hours of operation will be Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. until further notice and will be closed on Sundays.

The Disaster Recovery Centers will be located at:

Sussex County Emergency Operations Center
100 Airport Rd.
Georgetown, DE 19947
St. Marks United Methodist Church
1700 Limestone Rd.
Wilmington, DE 19804

(Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday until further notice)

DRC staff will answer questions and provide recovery information. Written materials about disaster assistance programs will be available to individuals and business owners. Low-interest disaster loan applications for individuals and businesses from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will also be available.

Anyone affected by tropical storm Henri or Hurricane Isabel is urged to start the application process before visiting the center by calling FEMA's toll-free number at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). Hearing and speech-impaired individuals may call TTY at 1-800-462-7585. If you are without telephone service and you wish to register with FEMA, phones will be available at the DRC.

On March 1, 2003, FEMA became part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. FEMA's continuing mission within the new department is to lead the effort to prepare the nation for all hazards and effectively manage federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. FEMA also initiates proactive mitigation activities, trains first responders, and manages Citizen Corps, the National Flood Insurance Program and the U.S. Fire Administration.

Last Updated: 
January 3, 2018 - 12:52