LITTLE ROCK, AR – The joint State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) in Newport and Monette will close permanently on Friday, Feb. 4 and Saturday, Feb. 5, respectively. The hours of operation will remain the same until they close. Additionally, the DRC in Trumann will continue to be open until further notice.
Survivors who were affected by the December severe storms and tornadoes can meet face to face with specialists from FEMA, the Small Business Administration (SBA) and state and local agencies to have their questions about disaster assistance answered. They may also upload any documents needed for their applications at the centers.
After the DRCs close, survivors can still view the status of their application online or contact FEMA through the Helpline if they have questions. Survivors may also still apply for assistance if they have not already done so. They can visit DisasterAssistance.gov or call 800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone lines operate from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. CST. If you use a relay service, such as video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service or others, give FEMA the number for that service
DRC locations, closure dates and hours of operation:
Will close permanently Fri., Feb. 4 at 4 p.m.
Diaz City Hall
3401 S. Main St.
Newport, AR 72112
Hours of operation this week: Thurs. and Fri. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Will close permanently Sat. Feb. 5 at 6 p.m.
First Baptist Church of Monette
18847 Highway 18
Monette, AR 72447
Hours of operation this week: Mon. through Sat. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Parkview Missionary Baptist Church
104 N. Parkview Dr.
Trumann, AR 72472
Hours of operation until further notice: Mondays through Saturdays 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Residents of any of the five counties approved for individual assistance, Craighead, Jackson, Mississippi, Poinsett and Woodruff may visit any open disaster recovery center in Arkansas.