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Help will remain available after Jefferson County Disaster Recovery Center closes

Release date: 
May 30, 2018
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AUSTIN, Texas The State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Port Arthur will close permanently at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 31. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or tap on the FEMA app away.

The center at the following location is closing:


Jefferson County

Central Mall

3100 E. FM 365, Suite 130

Port Arthur, TX 77642


Individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods can still get help by:

·       Logging into their account at

·       Calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (voice, 711/VRS-Video Relay Service) (TTY: 800-462-7585). Multilingual operators are available (press 2 for Spanish).

·        Downloading the FEMA app, available for Apple and Android mobile devices. To download, visit

·       Visiting any of the disaster recovery centers still open. Locations of other recovery centers can be found online at

For more information on Hurricane Harvey and Texas recovery, visit the Hurricane Harvey disaster web page at, Facebook at, the FEMA Region 6 Twitter account at or the Texas Division of Emergency Management website at

Last Updated: 
May 30, 2018 - 18:17