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Cameron DRC transitions to SBA center; Hidalgo and Willacy DRCs to close

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September 23, 2019
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FEMA continues to support survivors in person, online and by telephone


AUSTIN, Texas – To meet the needs of Texans affected by June severe storms and flooding, the State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in the city of La Feria will transition to a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) Friday, Sept. 27.


SBA staff can answer questions from residents who applied for disaster loans. Representatives from FEMA will also be available for flood survivors who have questions about the status of their application.


Businesses have until March 17, 2020 to apply for economic injury disaster loans.


The DLOC will open at 9 a.m. on Sept. 27. Hours and location:


9 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday, beginning Friday, Sept. 27:

Cameron County

La Feria Safe Room

1001 Pancho Maples Drive

La Feria, TX 78559


Survivors can continue to go any open DRC to meet with FEMA and SBA representatives. DRCs are open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. until they close.


DRC locations and closing dates:


Hidalgo County

Last day, Sept. 24, 2019 – closes at 7 p.m.

La Villa Youth Center

302 West 2nd St.

La Villa, TX 78562


Willacy County

Last day, Sept. 25, 2019 – closes at 7 p.m.

Community County Safe Room

10804 Business 77

Raymondville, TX 78580


Cameron County

Last day, Sept. 26, 2019 – closes at 7 p.m.

La Feria Safe Room

1001 Pancho Maples Drive

La Feria, TX 78559


Survivors can also stay in touch with FEMA by internet and phone to check on the status of their application and to update their contact information:

  • Go online to
  • Call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362. Phone lines are open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week until further notice; multilingual operators are on duty


For more information about their SBA applications, survivors can:


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 23, 2019 - 16:34