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Disaster Recovery Center on Saipan Moving to New Location, with New Hours of Operation

Release date: 
November 14, 2018
Release Number: 
DR-4396-4404-MP NR004

SAIPAN, MP- On Friday, November 16, 2018, at 9:00 a.m., the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) on Saipan will open in a new location. The DRC will open at the Multi-Purpose Center off Tekken Street in Susupe. The hours of operation at the new location will be from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. All DRCs on Tinian, Saipan, and Rota will be closed on Sundays.

The Tinian Disaster Recovery Center hours will remain unchanged. The Tinian DRC will remain open from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and closed on Sunday.

DRCs provide residents an opportunity to meet face-to-face with representatives with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to receive answers to questions about temporary housing, home repairs, replacement of damaged personal property, home and business recovery funding, and other disaster-related needs.

The locations and hours of operation on each island (starting Friday, Nov. 16) will be as follows:



Days of Operation

Hours of Operation


Multi-Purpose Center off Tekken Street. Susupe, 96950
*New location as of 16-Nov.*
Monday – Friday
9:00am – 6:00pm
10:00am -4:00pm


Youth Center, Downtown Sinapalo, 96951

Monday – Friday
9:00am – 6:00pm
10:00am – 4:00pm


Department of Commerce
(Near Public Gym),
San Jose, 96952
Monday – Saturday
9:30am – 3:00pm

Survivors who are insured, uninsured, or underinsured are encouraged to register with FEMA. FEMA grants may be used to replace destroyed essential items. FEMA grants and SBA loans may be able to help cover survivors’ uninsured or underinsured damaged property. If an applicant is insured, s/he is strongly encouraged to first file a claim with their insurance company, and then register for disaster assistance with FEMA. If applicants are referred to SBA for a loan application, it is very important that they follow through.

Eligible applicants can register for assistance by calling: (800) 621-3362, or applying online at: The TTY number is 1-800-462-7585 for those who are speech or hearing-impaired. Survivors who are unable to register for assistance before visiting a DRC are welcome to use the center’s phone banks and computers.


FEMA’s mission: Helping people before, during, and after disasters.

Last Updated: 
November 14, 2018 - 20:40