STATE/FEMA RECOVERY CENTER NOW OPEN IN LE FLORE COUNTY

STATE/FEMA RECOVERY CENTER NOW OPEN IN LE FLORE COUNTY

OKLAHOMA CITY – June 18, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Another Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will be available to help people in Oklahoma who were affected by the severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding and tornadoes that struck May 5 through June 4.

A Mobile DRC officially opens Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 7 a.m. in Le Flore County at:

Community Safe Room/Poteau High School

100 Pirate Lane

Poteau, OK 74953

Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday – Saturday; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday

(This DRC closes on June 20 at 7 p.m.)

DRCs are one-stop shops where survivors can get information and guidance about what disaster assistance may be available.  Specialists from the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Small Business Administration and other federal agencies and volunteer organizations are on hand at the recovery centers to answer questions.

Other DRC locations in Cleveland, Comanche, Grady, Oklahoma, Pittsburg and Pottawatomie counties include:

  • Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center, 1700 West Independence Street, Section D, Shawnee, OK 74802 Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday – Saturday; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday
  • Tomlinson Middle School Commons Area, 702 NW Homestead Drive Lawton, OK 73505; Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday – Saturday; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday
  • Pittsburg County Firefighters Association, 1505 East Wade Watts Avenue, McAlester, OK 74501; Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday – Saturday; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday
  • Noble High School; 4601 E. Etowah Road, Noble, OK 73068; Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday – Saturday; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday
  • Bridge Creek Elementary School, Upper Grade Cafeteria; 2209 E. Sooner Road, Blanchard, OK 73010; Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday – Saturday; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday
  • Plaza Mayor at the Crossroads (Formerly Crossroads Mall), 7000 Crossroads Blvd., Northwest Entrance (Accessible from Southwest 66th Street), Suite 2042, Oklahoma City, OK 73149; Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday – Saturday; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday

Survivors can apply for state and federal assistance online at www.disasterassistance.gov or by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362) or (TTY) 800-462-7585. Those who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services can call 800-621-3362 to register.

For more information on Oklahoma disaster recovery, click http://www.fema.gov/disaster/4222 or visit OEM at www.oem.ok.gov.

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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-FEMA (3362). For TTY call 800-462-7585.

The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) prepares for, responds to, recovers from and mitigates against emergencies and disasters. The department delivers services to Oklahoma cities, towns and counties through a network of more than 350 local emergency managers.

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. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/femaregion6and the FEMA Blog at http://blog.fema.gov.

The SBA is the federal government’s primary source of money for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property. SBA helps businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners, and renters fund repairs or rebuilding efforts and cover the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged 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. For more information, applicants may contact SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center by calling (800) 659-2955, emailing disastercustomerservice (at) sba (dot) gov, or visiting SBA’s website at www.sba.gov/disaster. Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals may call (800) 877-8339.

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On March 1, 2003, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) became part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The primary mission of the Federal Emergency Management Agency is to reduce the loss of life and property and protect the Nation from all hazards, including natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters, by leading and supporting the Nation in a risk-based, comprehensive emergency management system of preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation

Contact:

1 (800) 621-FEMA (3362)

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