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Two Fixed Disaster Recovery Centers to Close, but Seven Mobile Centers are Opening

Release date: 
July 18, 2019
Release Number: 
NR DR-4438-OK 034

Oklahoma City, OK – Two state/federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Creek and Payne counties will be closing Saturday, July 20. But seven mobile DRCs are opening in new locations in the coming week, starting today, July 18, to help survivors of the severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding that occurred from May 7 to June 9, 2019 in Oklahoma.

 

The following DRCs will cease operations at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 20:

 

Creek County

Creek County Commissioners Ballroom

317 E. Lee Ave.

Sapulpa, OK 74066

 

Payne County

Stillwater Community Center

 315 W. Eighth St.

Stillwater, OK 74074

 

The state/federal Mobile DRCs that are opening allow state and local officials to reach as many affected areas and survivors as possible. The centers offer in-person support to Oklahoma homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage or losses during the storms and flooding.

 

Recovery specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) will be at the centers to talk about assistance and to help anyone who needs guidance in filing an application.

 

Mobile DRCs will be opening at the following locations (see different opening and closing dates below each address). The mobile DRCs’ hours are: Monday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; closed Sunday.

 

Osage County

Hominy Public School

611 N. Eastern Ave.

Hominy, OK 74035

Opens July 18 at 10 a.m.

Closes COB July 23

 

Nowata County

Lenapah City Hall–parking lot

703 Shawnee Ave.

Lenapah, OK 74042

Opens July 19 at 10 a.m.

Closes COB July 22

 

Cherokee County

Peggs Middle School

10821 W. Hickory Ave.

Peggs, OK 74452

Opens July 20 at 10 a.m.

Closes COB July 24

 

Canadian County

Rodeo Concession Stand

215 N. Country Club Rd.

El Reno, OK 73036

Opens July 20 at 10 a.m.

Closes COB, July 24

 

Garfield County

Sheriff/Emergency Mgmt. Bldg.

216 W. Oxford Ave.

Enid, OK 73701

Opens July 20 at 10 a.m.

Closes COB July 27

 

Pawnee County

Pawnee Nation Community Center

551 Harrison St.

Pawnee, OK 74058

Opens July 22 at 10 a.m.

Closes COB July 27

 

Rogers County

Rogers County Building

416 S. Brady

Claremore, OK 74017

Opens July 24 at 10 a.m.

Closes COB July 27

 

Survivors who would like information on low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), can visit a mobile DRC or visit the following SBA locations:

 

Muskogee County

Muskogee County Services Building

(Lower Level)

400 West Broadway Street

Muskogee, OK 74401

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

Tulsa County

Case Community Center

1050 W. Wekiwa Road

Sand Springs, OK 74063

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

Low-interest disaster loans from the SBA are available to businesses, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters to cover residential and business losses as a result of the disaster. Applicants can apply at their nearest disaster recovery center or online using SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.

 

In addition, applicants can contact SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955, by visiting www.sba.gov/disaster or by emailing disastercustomerservice@sba.gov. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call 800-877-8339.

 

Homeowners, renters and businesses can apply for FEMA disaster assistance or get additional information by visiting one of the mobile DRCs or in the following ways:

  • Online at DisasterAssistance.gov.
  • Phoning FEMA’s helpline at 800-621-3362 (voice, 711/VRS-Video Relay Service) (TTY: 800-462-7585). Multilingual operators are available (press 2 for Spanish).
  • Via the FEMA app, available for Apple and Android mobile devices. To download visit: fema.gov/mobile-app.

 

The designated counties for eligible applicants to FEMA and SBA are Alfalfa, Canadian, Cherokee, Craig, Creek, Delaware, Garfield, Kay, Kingfisher, Le Flore, Logan, Mayes, Muskogee, Noble, Nowata, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Pawnee, Payne, Pottawatomie, Rogers, Sequoyah, Tulsa, Wagoner Washington and Woods.

 

Find out more at www.fema.gov/okmit and www.fema.gov/disaster/4438. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/femaregion6 and the FEMA Blog at http://blog.fema.gov. 

 

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FEMA's mission is to help 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 been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call 800-462-7585.

 

The U.S. Small Business Administration (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 non-profit 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 disastercustomerservice@sba.gov, or visiting SBA’s website at SBA.gov/disaster. Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals may call 800-877-8339.

Last Updated: 
July 18, 2019 - 13:35