AUSTIN, TX – A State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open on Mon, July 27, at twelve noon in Jim Wells County for homeowners, renters and business owners that sustained injury as a results of severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from May 4 to June 22.
Specialists from the State of TX, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. small Business Administration (SBA), nongovernmental organizations and also the local people are going to be there to answer questions and supply info on the categories of help to survivors. Services ar provided in English and Spanish.
The recovery center serves survivors from any of the forty seven counties selected for Individual help UN agency would like one-on-one help. State and federal professionals are going to be on hand to assist eligible survivors help as quickly as possible.
Location and hours of operation
1207 North Cameron St.
Alice, TX 78332
Monday, July twenty seven at twelve noon to six p.m.
After Monday: nine a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon through weekday,
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday
People who had storm injury will register for Federal Emergency Management Agency help on-line. www.DisasterAssistance.gov or toll-free at 800-621-3362 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily till additional notice. Multilingual operators are available. Registration point is August. 27.
Disaster assistance applicants who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY should call 800-462-7585 directly; for those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice.
Visiting with a recovery specialist is not a requirement for survivors who want disaster assistance, but the centers are an excellent way for people to get answers to their questions about disaster aid and help applying for it. Some of the services may include:
- Guidance regarding disaster recovery
- Clarification of any written correspondence received
- Housing Assistance and Rental Resources information
- Answers to questions, resolutions to problems and referrals to agencies that may provide further assistance
- Status of applications being processed by FEMA
Assistance for eligible survivors can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, and for other serious disaster-related needs, such as medical and dental expenses or funeral and burial costs. Low-interest disaster loans from SBA may be available to cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other resources and do not duplicate benefits of other agencies or organizations.
Eligible survivors should register with FEMA even if they have insurance. FEMA cannot duplicate insurance payments, but under-insured applicants may receive help after their insurance claims have been settled.
FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program has a call center to answer Texas policyholders’ flood insurance questions. Specialists can help with servicing claims, providing general information and offering technical assistance to aid in recovery. To speak with a flood insurance specialist, call 800-621-3362 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
For more information on Texas recovery, visit the disaster web page at www.fema.gov/disaster/4223. Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/femaregion6 and the Texas Division of Emergency Management website, https://www.txdps.state.tx.us/dem.