FEMA to open flood damage recovery center in Slaton - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

9/21/10

FEMA to open flood damage recovery center in Slaton

SLATON, TX (KCBD) -

SLATON, TX (KCBD) - The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open a mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) Tuesday in Lubbock County for those affected by Hurricane Alex flooding.

The mobile DRC will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 21 and is located in the Slaton ISD Board Room.  That's located at 140 E. Panhandle in Slaton.

The center be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.  It will be closed Saturday and Sunday.  Spanish speakers will be on hand to provide assistance to survivors.

Disaster survivors are encouraged to register for assistance before visiting the DRC by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the hearing or speech impaired.  Tele-registration hours are 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. seven days a week.

Those affected by the hurricane can also register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or visit a DRC to meet face-to-face with recovery specialists.  Even though FEMA and the state encourage DRC visits, doing so is not required to be considered for assistance.

Representatives of the state, federal and voluntary agencies, as well as customer service representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), will be available at the center to answer questions and provide disaster loan information to homeowners, renters and businesses of all sizes.

Written materials about various assistance programs are also available to individuals and business owners. No cash, checks, debit cards or vouchers are distributed at DRCs. Centers are for the dissemination of information to assist in recovery.

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