MORE DISASTER RECOVERY CENTERS TO OPEN

April 1, 2011  //  


 











Media Contacts:
FEMA – Josie Pritchard        (276) 973-0078
VDEM – Suzanne Simmons   (276) 973-0063


        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
        
April 16, 2002
        FEMA-1406-DR-VA-NR20


 


MORE DISASTER RECOVERY CENTERS TO OPEN

 


WISE, VA. – Two more disaster recovery centers (DRCs) are opening to serve victims of the March flooding in southwestern Virginia.


Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials announced that beginning Friday, April 19, a mobile disaster recovery center will open at the Clinch Mountain Farmers Market facility, 210 Highway 23 North, Weber City in Scott County. On Saturday, April 20, a DRC opens in Smyth County at the Saltville Rescue Squad, 126 Battleground Avenue in Saltville.


The DRCs offer information to residents who suffered losses and damages in the March floods. Visits to the recovery centers are not required, but flood victims who want face-to-face assistance can get help at any of the DRCs, regardless of their location.


The days and hours of operation of the centers are:













  • Weber City –
Friday, April 19
Saturday, April 20
Sunday, April 21
Monday, April 22
9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
9 a.m. to 7 p.m.


  • Saltville –
Saturday, April 20
Sunday, April 21
Monday, April 22
Tuesday, April 23
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Residents of the localities included in the presidential disaster declaration can apply for disaster assistance by calling FEMA’s teleregistration number, 1-800-621-FEMA
(1-800-621-3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585
.





NOTE TO EDITORS: Information on the Southwest Virginia disaster is also available on FEMA’s homepage on the Internet at www.fema.gov, or VDEM’s homepage at www.vaemergency.com. Information also is available through FEMA’s 24-fax-on-demand service by calling (202) 646-FEMA. RADIO NEWS DIRECTORS: For recorded actualities on response and recovery operations call the FEMA Radio Network at 1-800-323-5248.

 

Be ready. Be willing to help.

Virginia Disaster Relief Fund