Disaster Recovery Centers are temporary centers set up in a federal disaster area. They help local residents through the federal assistance application process and also offer recovery advice.
Visitors can talk face-to-face about recovery options with representatives from local, state and federal agencies as well as volunteer organizations at the Disaster Recovery Centers.
You can –
- Ask about the status of applications.
- Get referrals to crisis counseling, legal aid or disaster unemployment assistance.
- Get help with U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) low-interest loan applications for homeowners, renters or businesses and private nonprofits of all sizes.
- Get information about types of state and federal disaster assistance.
- Get referrals to the Red Cross and other organizations that help with immediate needs.
- Learn cost-effective ideas to reduce the impact of future flooding or disaster losses.
NOTE: No cash, checks, vouchers, food or clothing are distributed at Disaster Recovery Centers.
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