Help is still available for derecho survivors
DES MOINES, Iowa – The FEMA Disaster Recovery Center will close in Davenport on Friday, October 16 at 6 p.m. However, help for survivors of the August derecho is just a phone call, a mouse click or a tap away on the FEMA app.
The DRC is at the Annie Wittenmyer Family Aquatic Center located at:
2828 Eastern Ave.
Davenport, IA 52803
(At the corner of East 29th St. and Eastern Ave.)
Survivors do not have to visit a DRC to register or submit documents to FEMA.
Applicants may register in the following ways:
- Go online to DisasterAssistance.gov.
- Download the FEMA Mobile App for smartphones.
- Call 800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585) between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. Central Time, seven days a week. Multilingual operators are available.
Documents also may be submitted in any of the following ways:
- Mail to FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program, National Processing Service Center, P.O. Box 10055, Hyattsville, MD 20782-7055.
- Fax to 800-827-8112.
- Submit them via a FEMA online account. To set up an online account, visit DisasterAssistance.gov, click on “Check Status” and follow the directions.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) offers federal low-interest disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, most private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters. Apply at https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov. People may also call 800-659-2955 or email FOCWAssistance@sba.gov. Deaf or hard-of-hearing individuals who use TTY may call 800-877-8339.
Survivors in Benton, Boone, Cedar, Clinton, Jasper, Linn, Marshall, Polk, Poweshiek, Scott, Story and Tama, counties have until November 2 to register for disaster assistance.