MORE DISASTER RECOVERY CENTERS TO OPEN

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


        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
       
April 22, 2002
        FEMA-1406-DR-VA-NR30


MORE DISASTER RECOVERY CENTERS TO OPEN


WISE, VA. – Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) officials have announced that two more disaster recovery centers (DRCs) will open this week.


Wednesday, April 24, a mobile DRC will begin operations in Dickenson County behind the county courthouse on Main Street in Clintwood.


On Thursday, April 25, a disaster recovery center opens in Tazewell County at the Richlands Police Department, 1851 Cranwell Drive, Richlands. Both DRCs are scheduled to operate for a four day period.


Hours of Operation for the two new DRCs are:


Clintwood – Dickenson County


Wednesday, April 24, 2002 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday, April 25, 2002 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, April 26, 2002 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 27, 2002 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Richlands – Tazewell County


Thursday, April 25, 2002 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, April 26, 2002 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 27, 2002 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 28, 2002 Noon to 4:30 p.m.


Residents of the Southwest Virginia area designated in the presidential disaster declaration can apply for assistance by calling FEMA’s teleregistration number, 1-800-621-FEMA
(1-800-621-3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585
for the speech and hearing impaired. Both numbers operate from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.


 





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