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Help Remains for Survivors in Scott County after DRC Closes June 7

Release date: 
June 5, 2019
Release Number: 
R7-DR-4421 IA NR 040

DES MOINES, Iowa – The state/federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Davenport will close permanently at 2 p.m., Friday, June 7, 2019.  

The DRC is located at the Old Office Max, 320 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA 52806 and will be open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday – Thursday, and 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Friday.

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 all counties included in the Iowa federal disaster declaration for the March 12 – May 16 severe storms and flooding may still get help and register for FEMA assistance before the Monday, July 1, deadline in these ways:

  • Go online to www.disasterassistance.gov.
  • Call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362.  Phone lines are open 7 a.m. – 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.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Help: SBA representatives are available to help at a Business Recovery Center (BRC) in Scott County, where they provide information to residents and businesses on the SBA disaster loan program. Appointments are not required. 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 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.
                                                                  
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.

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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FEMA's mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters.

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 6, 2019 - 12:06