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Veterans Day 2008
Federal Emergency Management Agency
News Release
Monday, November 10, 2008

DISASTER RECOVERY CENTER MOVES FROM SMITH TO HARRISON COUNTY 

AUSTIN – The FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center in Smith County is relocating to a new site in Harrison County, after close of business on Wednesday, November 12. The new center is scheduled to open from Friday through Sunday, November 14–16, to provide face-to-face assistance to those who suffered damage from Hurricane Ike.
                 
Harrison County   
Parking Lot                      
215 S. Wellington St.   
Marshall, TX 75670       
                                                                 
Hours
1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. opening day, Friday
9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday
12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday

A complete list of centers 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 1-800-621-3362, TTY 1-800-462-7585. Both numbers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, until further notice. 

At the Disaster Recovery Center, visitors can:

  • Receive information about different types of state and federal disaster assistance.
  • Get help completing applications for U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
    low-interest disaster loans for homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes and private nonprofit organizations 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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