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Deadline for FEMA assistance is tonight; Recovery centers remain open until next week

Release date: 
September 16, 2019
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*** Correction: Note disaster center closure date changes***

AUSTIN, Texas – The deadline to register for FEMA assistance is 11:59 p.m., Monday, Sept.16, however, help remains at three Disaster Recovery Centers in the Valley.


The recovery centers will remain open throughout this week to serve survivors who may have questions about other resources or their federal disaster assistance applications. The centers will begin closing Tuesday, Sept. 24 (see below).


Hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. The centers are closed on Sunday.


Disaster center locations and closure dates are:


Hidalgo County—Last day, Sept. 24, 2019

La Villa Youth Center

302 West 2nd St.

La Villa, TX 78562


Willacy County—Last day, Sept. 25, 2019

Community County Safe Room

10804 Business 77

Raymondville, TX 78580


Cameron County—Last day, Sept. 26, 2019

La Feria Safe Room

1001 Pancho Maples Drive

La Feria, TX 78559


After the recovery centers close, help is still available by calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (voice, 711/VRS-Video Relay Service) (TTY: 800-462-7585). Multilingual operators are available (press 2 for Spanish).

For further information, visit the South Texas disaster webpage at, the FEMA Region 6 Twitter account at or the Texas Division of Emergency Management website at

Last Updated: 
September 16, 2019 - 17:40