TAZEWELL DISASTER RECOVERY CENTER TO CLOSE

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


        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
        
May 18, 2002
        FEMA-1411-DR-VA-17


TAZEWELL DISASTER RECOVERY CENTER TO CLOSE


WISE, Va. — The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Tazewell will close Wednesday,
May 22 at 6 p.m. The center is located at the old County Administration Building and the hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through the closing date.


Federal Coordinating Officer Louis Botta said, “The number of people coming to the Tazewell Recovery Center has decreased significantly. This is a positive sign that people have received important disaster assistance information and are moving ahead on the road to recovery.”


Although the center in Tazewell is closing on May 22, information will still be available by calling the FEMA Helpline: 1-800-621-FEMA (1-800-621-3362). Those with speech or hearing impairments can call TTY 1-800-462-7585.


For flood victims that have yet to register for assistance, you are encouraged to do so by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (1-800-621-3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the speech- or hearing- impaired. The number is available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week.


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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