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Help Remains for Survivors in Fremont County after DRC Closes Saturday

Release date: 
May 28, 2019
Release Number: 
R7-DR-4421 IA NR 037

DES MOINES, Iowa – The State/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Sidney will close permanently at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1, 2019. The DRC is located at the Fremont County Emergency Management Office, 2014 290th Ave., and will be open 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, May 30-31.

DRCs are one-stop information centers that provide a place for homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage from the severe storms and flooding to get critical disaster recovery information in a face-to-face setting.

Individuals and businesses in counties included in the Iowa federal disaster declaration for storms and flooding beginning March 12 through May 16 can still get help in these ways:

  • Go online to www.disasterassistance.gov.
  • Call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362.  Phone lines are open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time, seven days a week until further notice. Multilingual operators are on duty.
  • Use FEMA’s disaster app on your smartphone. If you haven’t downloaded the app yet, you can go to www.fema.gov/mobile-app.

Fremont County survivors can also find help at the DRC in Mills County at:

Glenwood Resource Center
111 Lacey St.
Meyer Complex
2nd floor
Glenwood, IA 51534
9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays – Wednesdays
Closes temporarily at 7 p.m. May 29 and reopens at 7 a.m. June 3 as a Community Resource Center, offering a wide variety of resources in addition to FEMA assistance.

A DRC remains open for survivors in the eastern part of the state at:

Old Office Max
320 W. Kimberly Rd.
Davenport, Iowa 52806 (Scott County)
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesdays – Fridays

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Help: SBA representatives remain at all DRCs and at a Business Recovery Center (BRC) in Scott County, where customer service representatives provide information to residents and businesses on the SBA disaster loan program. Information about how to apply for low-interest SBA loans for businesses and residents is available online at SBA.gov/disaster. You may also call 800-659-2955 or email DisasterCustomerService@sba.gov. Individuals who are deaf or low hearing may call 800-877-8339. The BRC location and hours (appointments are not required) are:

Eastern Iowa Community College
101 W. Third St., Suite #111
(Use entrance on Third St. across from “The Office” restaurant.)
Davenport, Iowa 52801
9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Mondays -Thursdays
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Fridays

For more information on the Iowa disaster and a variety of recovery resources, log on to: www.floods2019.iowa.gov or call 2-1-1.  Additional information can be found at www.fema.gov/disaster/4421.
     

FEMA's mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters.
Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has faced discrimination or needs help with accessible communication, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-3362. Multilingual operators are available.  

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The Iowa Department of Human Rights can provide information on resources for people with disabilities. Call 515-242-5655 or go online at https://humanrights.Iowa.gov

HSEMD Mission: To lead, coordinate and support homeland security and emergency management functions in order to establish sustainable communities and ensure economic opportunities for Iowa and its citizens.

The U.S. Small Business Administration 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. Applicants may contact SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955. Individuals who are deaf or low-hearing may call 800-877-8339. Applicants may also email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov or visit SBA at www.SBA.gov/disaster .

 

Last Updated: 
June 5, 2019 - 09:37