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Brazoria County
Federal Emergency Management Agency
News Release
Wednesday, October 22, 2008

DISASTER RECOVERY CENTER TO OPEN IN BRAZORIA COUNTY 

AUSTIN – A FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center is scheduled to open at the Freeport Racquetball & Recreational Center in Brazoria County on Wednesday, October 22, to provide face-to-face assistance to those who suffered damage from Hurricane Ike.
                 
Brazoria County  
Freeport Racquetball
& Recreational Center 
803 N. Front St.
Freeport, TX 77541

Hours
1 p.m. to 7 p.m. opening day, Wednesday 
9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday – Saturday 
Closed Sunday      
 
A complete list of locations is available at
www.txdps.state.tx.us/dem/pages/dr1791_drc_list.htm
 
Residents are encouraged to register with FEMA before visiting a center. There are two ways to register: log on to www.fema.gov or call FEMA’s toll free number, 800-621-3362, or TTY 800-462-7585.
 
At the Disaster Recovery Center, visitors can:

•     Receive information about different types of state and federal disaster assistance.
•     Get help completing low-interest loan applications from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for homeowners, renters and business owners.
•     Inquire about the status of applications for federal assistance.
•     Receive referrals to voluntary organizations to help with immediate unmet needs.
•     Learn cost-effective mitigation measures to reduce the impact of future disaster losses.
 
More information is available online at www.fema.gov or
www.txdps.state.tx.us/dem .




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