May 10th, 2007 04:39 EST
Disaster Recovery Center Opens In Haviland
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The State of Kansas, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S .Small Business Administration (SBA) announce the opening of a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Haviland today, May 9, for people affected by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding in Kiowa County.
Disaster victims are urged to register for assistance first by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the hearing or speech impaired. Victims can also register online at www.fema.gov or visit a DRC to meet face-to-face with recovery specialists.
Representatives of the state, federal and voluntary agencies, as well as Customer Service Representatives from SBA will be available to answer questions and provide recovery information. Written materials about various assistance programs are also available to individuals and business owners. No cash, checks or debit cards are distributed by FEMA at the DRC. Centers are for the dissemination of information to assist in victim recovery.
The following DRC will open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. until further notice:
Barclay College - Hockett Auditorium
100 East Elm St.
Haviland, KS 67059
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.