LaMoure Disaster Recovery Center opensLaMoure County residents affected by the flooding that began March 13 can now seek assistance from the Disaster Recovery Center.
By: Sun Staff, The Jamestown Sun
LaMoure County residents affected by the flooding that began March 13 can now seek assistance from the Disaster Recovery Center.
The North Dakota Department of Emergency Services and the Federal Emergency Management Agency manage the operation. The LaMoure Disaster Recovery Center, located at the LaMoure City Civic Center, has recovery program representatives available to help answer questions about assistance.
“The Disaster Recovery Center is set up for anyone who would like to speak one on one to recovery representatives, but it’s not necessary to visit a center to receive disaster assistance,” said Deputy Director of NDDES Greg Wilz. “The fastest way to register with FEMA is by phone or online.”
Officials plan to open more Disaster Recovery Centers in additional counties this week.
“Even if you registered with the American Red Cross or other response agencies, you still need to be registered with FEMA to receive federal and state disaster assistance,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Justo “Tito” Hernandez.
The LaMoure Disaster Recovery Center will be open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 7 p.m. until further notice.
Residents who plan to stop by the Disaster Recovery Center should register for assistance before visiting. Residents can register for assistance by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 or visiting www.DisasterAssistance.gov online. The registration line is open daily from 6 a.m. to midnight until further notice. The call is free.
Customer service representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration will also be available to answer questions about the SBA disaster-loan program and assist with disaster loan applications.
FEMA mitigation specialists are scheduled to be on hand at the Disaster Recovery Center to provide information and answer questions about cost-effective rebuilding and repair techniques to reduce property damage in future disasters.
Representatives from NDDES will also be on hand to provide information about state disaster assistance.