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Rota Disaster Recovery Center Closing but Help is Still Available

Release date: 
November 16, 2018
Release Number: 
DR-4396-4404-MP NR 005

SAIPAN, MP- On Wednesday, November 21, 2018, at 6:00 p.m., the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) on Rota will close, but help will still be available for disaster survivors impacted by Typhoon Mangkhut and Typhoon Yutu.

After the DRC ceases operations, survivors whose homes or businesses were affected by the typhoons can still get updates about applications, learn about the appeals process, or check the status of their application by logging in to their account at or calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362. Persons who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY may call 800-462-7585. Toll-free numbers are open daily.

Although the Disaster Recovery Center on Rota will be closing on Wednesday, November 21, the Small Business Administration (SBA) will open a Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) at a new location.

Effective Friday, November 23, 2018, the Rota SBA DLOC will be open at the Rota Mayor’s Office. Operating hours will be as follows:


Rota Mayor's Office
Songsong, 96951
Monday – Friday
Saturday & Sunday
7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The Disaster Recovery Centers in Saipan and Tinian will remain open during the following hours:



Days of Operation

Hours of Operation


Multi-Purpose Center (off of Tekken Street) Susupe, 96950

Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Department of Commerce
(Near Public Gym)
San Jose, 96952
Monday – Friday
Saturday & Sunday
9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


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

The SBA is the federal government’s primary source of money for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property. SBA helps businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters fund repairs or 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 more information, applicants may contact SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center by calling 800-659-2955, emailing, or visiting SBA’s website at Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals may call the TTY line at 800-877-8339.

Last Updated: 
January 17, 2019 - 20:39