6 Ways Disaster Recovery Centers Can Help You

Melbourne, FL, August 28, 2008 -- The Grant St. FEMA Disaster Recovery Center signs help those impacted by Tropical Storm Fay find the location. George Armstrong/FEMA

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 –

  1. Ask about the status of applications.
  2. Get referrals to crisis counseling, legal aid or disaster unemployment assistance.
  3. Get help with U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) low-interest loan applications for homeowners, renters or businesses and private nonprofits of all sizes.
  4. Get information about types of state and federal disaster assistance.
  5. Get referrals to the Red Cross and other organizations that help with immediate needs.
  6. 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.

Photo Credit: FEMA.org

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