HURLEY DISASTER RECOVERY CENTER HOURS TO CHANGE

 

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

        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
       
June 4, 2002
        FEMA-1411-DR-VA-36

HURLEY DISASTER RECOVERY CENTER HOURS TO CHANGE


WISE, Va. - The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Hurley, serving residents of Buchanan County, is changing its hours of operation. Beginning Friday, June 7 the new hours for the center will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The center is located at the Hurley Middle School on State Route 643. Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other government agencies are on hand to provide information about disaster assistance programs and to answer questions from flood victims.

Victims of the late April and early May storms and floods can register for disaster assistance using FEMA's registration number, 1-800-621-3362 or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the speech- or hearing-impaired. Both numbers are available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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.