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State of Texas
Federal Emergency Management Agency
News Release
Friday, September 29, 2017

Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers Will Be Closed on Sundays Starting Oct. 1

AUSTIN, Texas – State of Texas/FEMA mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) will be closed on Sundays starting Oct. 1, 2017.

Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods.

Recovery specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the State and other agencies will be at the centers to talk about assistance and to help anyone who needs guidance in filing an application. Here are the current mobile Disaster Recovery Centers that will be closed on Sundays: 

Jackson County
Wharton Civic Center
1924 N Fulton Street
Wharton TX 77488
Hours: Monday- Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed Sundays  

Jefferson County
First Baptist Church
25304 Hwy 124
Hamshire TX 77622
Hours: Monday- Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed Sundays  

Orange County
Orange County Tax Office
155 Wilson Street
Vidor TX 77662
Hours: Monday- Wednesday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Services available: Registration, status update, SBA and others.
Thursday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Services available: Registration assistance.
Closed Sundays

 Administration Building
123 South 6th Street
Orange TX  77630
Hours: Thursday- Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Services Available: Registration, status update, SBA and others.
Monday-Wednesday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Services Available: Registration assistance.
Closed Sundays 

Walker County
Walker Storm Shelter Parking Lot
455 Hwy 75Huntsville TX 77340
Hours: Monday- Wednesday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Services available: Registration, status update, SBA and others.
Thursday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Services available: Registration assistance.
Closed Sundays

 C.E. Hill Community Center
1000 Main Street
Sealy TX 77474
Hours: Thursday- Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Services available: Registration, status update, SBA and others.
Monday-Wednesday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Services available: Registration assistance.
Closed Sundays 

Wharton County
Office of Emergency Management Parking Lot (OEM)
51 East Pine Avenue
Coldspring TX 77331
Hours: Monday- Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed Sundays

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) disaster assistance employees are committed to helping businesses and residents rebuild as quickly as possible.

SBA representatives are available to answer questions about SBA’s disaster loan program and help business owners and residents apply to SBA.

Disaster Recovery Centers are accessible to people with disabilities. Centers have assistive technology equipment allowing disaster survivors to use amplified telephones, phones that display text, amplified listening devices for people with hearing loss and magnifiers for people with vision loss. Video Remote Interpreting is available and in-person sign language is available by request. The centers also have accessible parking, ramps and restrooms.

American Sign Language interpreters are available to assist at a DRC. Requests can be made via text message at (470) 379-5943. Survivors will need to provide their name, the address of the DRC they will be visiting, the date and time of their visit and the type of sign language they are requesting. All requests for help should be made at least 24 hours in advance of a DRC visit to ensure assistance is available.

For more information on Hurricane Harvey and Texas recovery, visit the Hurricane Harvey web page at www.fema.gov/disaster/4332, the FEMA Harvey Facebook page, the @FEMARegion6 Twitter account and the Texas Division of Emergency Management website.




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