Virginia Beach DRC to close on Sundays

December 1, 2016  //  

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Effective Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Virginia Beach will close on Sundays.

DRCs located in Hampton, Portsmouth, and Suffolk will remain open seven days a week until further notice.

DRC locations include:

Regular hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Sunday
Hampton Fire Station and EOC
1304 Big Bethel Rd.
Hampton, VA 23666

Regular hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Sunday
Portsmouth Human Services Building
1701 High St.
Take elevator to 4th floor
Portsmouth, VA 23704

Regular hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Sunday
E. Suffolk Recreation Center
138 S. 6th St.
Left after entering, go to Learning Center room
Suffolk, VA 23434

Virginia Beach
Regular hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday; closed Sundays
Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
4100 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Enter main door, turn right, near Cafe

If you have questions outside the DRC business hours, you can call the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Helpline at 800-621-3362 (voice, 711 or video relay service), or 800-462-7585 for TTY users. You can use the Helpline to:

  • Register with FEMA.
  • Ask questions about a FEMA letter.
  • Ask about the status of your registration. You will need your nine-digit FEMA registration number and zip code.
  • Update your personal information (e.g., change of address or phone number, bank or insurance information, et al) to avoid processing delays.
  • Receive information about FEMA property inspections.
  • Ask about other federal assistance.

Additional information about this disaster is available at and To find a DRC nearest you go to Virginians seeking information about disaster-related services and unmet needs should call Virginia 211, a statewide information and referral service. Survivors are encouraged to register with FEMA as soon as possible. You can register online at, on the FEMA Mobile App, or by calling 800-621-3362 (FEMA).

Applicants who use 711 or Video Relay Service may also call 800-621-3362. People who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY may call 800-462-7585. The toll-free numbers are open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week.


FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-3362 (voice, 711 or video relay service). TTY users can call 800-462-7585.

The SBA is the federal government’s primary source of money for the long-term rebuilding and recovery. SBA helps businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners and renters fund repairs or rebuilding efforts and can cover the cost of replacing losses of disaster-damaged real estate and personal property. These disaster loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries and do not duplicate benefits of other agencies or organizations.

December 1, 2016
DR-4291-VA NR-20
News Desk: 540-686-2972

Be ready. Be willing to help.

Virginia Disaster Relief Fund