OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Disaster Recovery Centers in Little Axe and Moore will close Saturday, July 11 state and federal emergency managers announced today. The centers have met the needs of Oklahoma residents recovering from the wildfires that hit central Oklahoma April 9-12.
The recovery centers in Midwest City and Ratliff City will remain open at the following locations until further notice:
Eastside Church of Christ
916 S. Douglas Blvd.
Midwest City, OK 73130
Ratliff City Baptist Church
234 Church Street
Ratliff City, OK 73481
Both recovery centers will be open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Saturday, July 11. They will be open 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 12 and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, July 13 through Saturday, July 18.
Disaster Recovery Centers were established in six Oklahoma communities by the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S Small Business Administration (SBA) following a June 19 federal disaster declaration for wildfires affecting Carter, Cleveland, Grady, Lincoln, McClain, Murray, Oklahoma, Payne and Stephens counties. Recovery centers in Blanchard and Wellston closed July 3.
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) or TTY 800-462-7585. Applicants also may register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov.
Residents and business owners can receive more information about SBA disaster loans and get help with the application process by calling the SBA at 800-659-2955 or TTY 800-877-8339. SBA information also is available online at www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance.
FEMA leads and supports the nation in a risk-based, comprehensive emergency management system of preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation, to reduce the loss of life and property and protect the nation from all hazards including natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters.