THREE DISASTER RECOVERY CENTERS SCHEDULED TO CLOSE

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Release date: 
October 17, 2013
Release Number: 
NR-057

DENVER – – Due to the reduced number of applicants visiting three Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) they will close at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY

Aurora Central Library

(Large Community Room)

14949 E. Alameda Parkway

Aurora, CO 80012

ADAMS COUNTY

South Adams County Fire Department

4711 E. 69th Ave.

Commerce City, CO 80022

LOGAN COUNTY

Logan County Fairgrounds

Desoto Building

1120 Pawnee Ave.

Sterling, CO 80751

At ten other DRCs, survivors can continue to receive in-person help from representatives of FEMA, Colorado Office of Emergency Management and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). A variety of specialists are available to explain assistance programs and help survivors apply for disaster aid. Recovery specialists also refer disaster survivors to volunteer agencies and other programs that may offer additional assistance.

To find the DRC closest to you, go to fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers.

FEMA suggests before going to any DRC, people with damage and losses should register.

Register with FEMA by phone, 800-621-3362, from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m., MDT, seven days a week.  Multilingual phone operators are available on the FEMA helpline. Choose Option 2 for Spanish and Option 3 for other languages.

People who have a speech disability or are deaf or hard of hearing may call (TTY) 800-462-7585; users of 711 or Video Relay Service can call 800-621-3362.

Register online:  DisasterAssistance.gov.

Register by Web-enabled device, tablet or smartphone: type m.fema.gov in the browser.

For individuals visiting a DRC, who have hearing and visual disabilities or are deaf, disaster recovery centers can provide accommodations such as:

• Captioned telephones, which transcribe spoken words into text
• The booklet “Help After a Disaster” in large print and Braille
• American Sign Language interpreters available upon request 
• Magnifiers and assistive listening devices
• 711-Relay or Video Relay Services

For more information on the Colorado disaster operation, visit fema.gov/disaster/4145.

Last Updated: 
October 17, 2013 - 11:42
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