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Two Disaster Recovery Centers To Transition To SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Centers

Release date: 
June 15, 2010
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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- If you live in Seminole, Okfuskee or Carter counties and sustained damage in the May 10-13 tornadoes and storms, don't miss your opportunity to visit a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) if you need assistance.

As Oklahomans continue to recover from the May storms, three DRCs operated by the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will close June 17.

The good news for those who still need help from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is that SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOC) will open in two of those counties.

SBA representatives at a DLOC will continue to provide homeowners, renters and business owners with face-to-face service in completing their loan applications, answering questions about SBA's loan program and explaining how an SBA disaster loan can help pay for their disaster losses.

"If you live in Seminole, Carter or Okfuskee counties, we encourage you to stop by the DRC closest to you before it closes Thursday," said State Coordinating Officer Fred W. Liebe. "These centers provide many valuable resources that will help survivors start putting their lives back together."

DRC Closings at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 17:

  • Seminole County: Community Room, at the end of Main Street, next to the swimming pool and golf course, Seminole
  • Okfuskee County: Okfuskee County Fairgrounds, 1204 E. Columbia, Okemah
  • Carter County: Salvation Army Gymnasium, 102 1st Ave. SW, Ardmore

DLOC Openings at 9 a.m. Friday, June 18:

  • Seminole County: Seminole State College, Haney Center, 2701 Boren Blvd., Seminole
  • Okfuskee County: Okfuskee County Fairgrounds, 1204 E. Columbia, Okemah

The DRCs are open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Thursday. The DLOCs will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

"The transition of the recovery centers to DLOCs offers an opportunity for continued support and information on SBA loans," said Federal Coordinating Officer Gregory W. Eaton. "At this point in the recovery process, we are working to meet the long-term needs of Oklahomans."

For more help, click If you have already applied to FEMA and still require assistance, visit the center or call the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for those with hearing or speech impairments. The deadline to register for assistance is July 23.

For more information on Oklahoma disaster recovery, browse the features on this FEMA website at, visit the OEM site at or follow OEM on Twitter at Users of smart phones and other mobile devices can visit

Last Updated: 
January 3, 2018 - 12:23