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State/FEMA Wildfires Disaster Recovery Centers To Open

Release date: 
June 26, 2009
Release Number: 
1846-001

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- State and federal emergency managers today announced that Disaster Recovery Centers will open Monday, June 29 in four Oklahoma communities to assist residents whose homes were destroyed or damaged as a result of wildfires April 9-12, 2009.

The recovery centers will be operated by the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) at the following locations and schedules:

LocationsOperating Schedules

Eastside Church of Christ                                                                          
916 S. Douglas Blvd.
Midwest City, OK  73130

Opening Monday, June 29
Hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday – Thursday
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday

Closed Saturday and Sunday for July 4 holiday
Reopening Monday, July 6,
Hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday – Saturday

Ratliff City Baptist Church
234 Church Street
Ratliff City, OK  73481

Opening Monday, June 29
Hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday – Thursday
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday

Closed Saturday and Sunday for July 4 holiday
Reopening Monday, July 6,
Hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday - Saturday

Blanchard Middle School Cafeteria
N.E. 2nd (Hwy.62) & Tyler
Blanchard, OK 73010

Opening Monday, June 29 closing Friday, July 3
Hours: 8a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday – Thursday
8a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday

Wellston Town Hall
211 Cedar Street
Wellston, OK  74881

Opening Monday, June 29 closing Friday, July 3
Hours: 8a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday – Thursday
8a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday

Disaster assistance staff will answer questions and help with registration for disaster assistance and hazard mitigation, assist with disaster loan applications and provide information and contacts for other programs.

Several state agencies, including those offering housing support, insurance information, public health information, and vehicle assistance, also will staff the centers.

If you know of anyone who might be eligible for assistance, please advise them to visit one of the Disaster Recovery Centers.

Before visiting a Disaster Recovery Center, homeowners, renters and business owners affected by the wildfires are urged to register for assistance by calling FEMA at 800-621-FEMA (3362).  The registration lines are answered 7 a.m. to 12 midnight CDT seven days a week. The TTY number is 800-462-7585.  Applicants also may register on-line at www.DisasterAssistance.gov.

Officials remind affected residents who have already filled out damage report forms with the state, their county emergency managers, or voluntary agencies that they still must register with FEMA at the above numbers or Web site to be eligible for federal assistance.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) off...

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January 3, 2018 - 12:26