August 27th, 2007 11:01 EST
FEMA, Mobile Disaster Recovery Center Coming to Nueces County
WACO, Texas -- A Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (MDRC) is coming to Nueces County to offer assistance to residents affected by the June 16 – August 3 severe storms and flooding, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. Recovery specialists will be available to answer questions residents may have about the disaster aid process. The MDRC will open in Corpus Christi on Wednesday, August 29 and operate daily from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. through Wednesday, September 12. The MDRC will be closed on Sundays. It will be located at:
Hill Top Community Center
11425 Leopard St.
Corpus Christi, TX 78410
After its service in Corpus Christi, the MDRC will continue visiting affected communities throughout the region.
Disaster recovery centers are a one-stop shop for affected individuals to learn more about the disaster aid process. Individuals can meet one-on-one with disaster recovery specialists to check on the status of their application, learn about other types of aid that may be available, and receive information about how to avoid future disaster losses when repairing or rebuilding. Customer service representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration will be on hand to answer questions and help renters, homeowners, businesses of any size, and private non-profit organizations fill out loan applications.
Texans in declared counties are encouraged to register before visiting a DRC. To register, individuals can call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for individuals with speech or hearing impairment. Online registration is also available at www.fema.gov. The deadline for registration is October 29, 2007.
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.