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FEMA Disaster Recovery Center To Close On Friday In Helena

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Release date: 
August 30, 2011
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Helena, Mont -- The state and federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Helena will close at noon on Friday, September 2.  Two DRCs are opening in other locations on Thursday, September 1.  A DRC will open in Kalispell at the Emergency Services Building and another in Forsyth at Forsyth City Hall.

Emergency management experts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are at the centers to explain disaster assistance programs and answer questions face-to-face.  The Small Business Administration loan specialists will be at the center to answer questions and accept loan applications.

Before visiting a center, individuals with storm-related losses should register with FEMA by calling 800-621-3362 or going online at Help is available in most languages. Those with a speech disability or hearing loss can call (TTY) 800-462-7585 directly.

The following DRCs are open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

Lewis and Clark County
City/County Building
316 N Park Ave Rm 106
Open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Closes noon, Friday, Sept 2

Flathead County
Emergency Services Building
625 Timberwolf Parkway
Opening 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept 1
Closed 9/3,9/4, 9/5 for Labor Day
Closes 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept 8

Rosebud County
Forsyth City Hall
Council Room
247 N 9th Ave
Opening 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept 1
Closed 9/3,9/4, 9/5 for Labor Day
Closes noon, Wednesday, Sept 7

Blackfeet Reservation
Tribal Council Room
640 All Chiefs Rd
Opens Tuesday, Sept 6
Closes 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept 10

Crow Reservation
Former Casino
I-90 Exit 510
Crow Agency
Opens 1 p.m., Tuesday, Sept 6
Closes 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept 15

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is the federal government's primary source of money for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property. SBA helps homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes, and private, nonprofit organizations fund repairs and rebuilding efforts, and cover the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property.  These disaster loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries and do not duplicate benefits of other agencies or organizations.  For information about SBA programs, applicants may call (800) 659-2955 (TTY 1-800-977-8339).

FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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