COLUMBUS, OH – The Montgomery County Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), run jointly by the State of Ohio and FEMA, will change its hours of operation beginning Thursday, August 15.
The center’s new hours will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is located at the Dayton Children’s Hospital in the Child Health Pavilion, 1010 Valley St., Dayton.
Survivors of the Memorial Day weekend storms who have registered with FEMA but have questions about some aspect of their case can go to the DRC for one-on-one assistance. Staff can help with checking on the survivor’s application, offer information on available services and explain assistance programs.
Representatives of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) also on site can help applicants with questions about the disaster loan process. The last day to register with FEMA for federal disaster assistance or to apply to the SBA for disaster loan assistance is September 3.
If you have not yet registered with FEMA but suffered damage during those storms and are located in one of the 11 designated counties, you can easily register by:
• Going online to www.disasterassistance.gov/.
• Calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362. The helpline is staffed by multilingual operators and is open Monday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. until further notice.
• Downloading the FEMA disaster app at www.fema.gov/mobile-app.
For more information about SBA loans:
• Call SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call 800-877-8339.
• Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Visit www.sba.gov/disaster.
• Applicants may also apply online using the Electronic Loan Application via SBA’s secure website at DisasterLoan.sba.gov.
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 been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-3362 or TTY at 800-462-7585. If you are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY, call 800-462-7585. All Disaster Recovery Centers are physically accessible and equipped to accommodate disaster survivors who need communication access. If you require an accommodation (ASL interpreter, Braille, Large print, etc.) while visiting a Disaster Recovery Center, just ask a FEMA representative.
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 (Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals may call 800-877-8339), emailing email@example.com , or visiting SBA’s website at sba.gov/disaster.