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Published:June 5th, 2007 09:48 EST
FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers Change Hours

FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers Change Hours

By SOP newswire

WICHITA, Kan. -- Hours of operation for the Disaster Recovery Centers operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State of Kansas will change effective Wednesday, June 6. The Haviland Disaster Recovery Center at Barclay Community College, Hockett Auditorium, 100 East Elm St., will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The Great Bend Disaster Recovery Center in the Great Bend High School parking lot, 1800 Morton St., will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The Ottawa Disaster Recovery Center at Ottawa County Lake State Park, at the intersection of Kansas 106 and County Road 190, five miles north and one mile east of Bennington, will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The Greensburg Disaster Recovery Center in Greensburg will continue to be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The Salina Disaster Recovery Center in the American Red Cross Building, 145 S. Broadway, Salina, will continue to be open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

FEMA representatives will be in the Disaster Recovery Centers to answer questions about registering for disaster assistance and hazard mitigation measures. Representatives of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will be there to help with the disaster loan applications.

Homeowners, renters and business owners in 18 counties designated for Individual Assistance may be eligible for federal and state disaster aid to help Kansans recover from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding May 4-18. These counties are: Barton, Clay, Cloud, Comanche, Edwards, Kiowa, Leavenworth, Lyon, Osborne, Ottawa, Phillips, Pratt, Reno, Rice, Riley, Saline, Shawnee and Stafford. Residents in need of assistance are urged to register first by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). The TTY number is 1-800-462-7585 for applicants with special speech or hearing needs. Registration is also available on the Internet at www.fema.gov. SBA representatives at all of the Disaster Recovery Centers meet individually with each residents or business owners to answer any questions about SBA's disaster loan program, help them complete a disaster loan application and accept completed loan applications.

Anyone not able to visit a DRC should call 1-800-659-2955 or visit the SBA website at www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance. FEMA coordinates the federal government's role in preparing for, preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to, and recovering from all domestic disasters, whether natural or man-made, including acts of terror.