DC FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Closing

September 18, 2007
J. McLellan 267-2542 mclellan@co.dane.wi.us
Emergency Management

Press Release 9/18/07 Issuing Department: Emergency Management For more information contact: J. McLellan, Dept. of Emergency Management 608/267-2542 FEMA DCR Closing Reference #091807-#1 Available at: www.co.dane.wi.us Dane County FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Closing The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Dane County will close for business at 7:00pm Thursday, September 20, 2007. The DRC is located at 4318 Robertson Road on the east side of Madison. The DRC is the location where persons who have applied for federal disaster assistance can get FACE-TO-FACE assistance from FEMA, the Small Business Administration (SBA), and information about the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Additionally, applicants can get up to date information regarding the status of their federal disaster assistance applications. Home owners, renters, and businesses who have suffered flood damage between August 18-31 are eligible to apply for federal disaster assistance. Application can be made by: · Telephone at 1-800-621-FEMA(3362) (TTY – 1-800-462-7585), · On-line at www.fema.gov. All County homeowners, renters and businesses who suffered flood damage from August 18-31 are eligible to apply whether or not they reported damages to local municipalities. The application deadline is October 25, 2007. To facilitate access to accurate information, Dane County has added a disaster assistance web page to its Web site (http://www.countyofdane.com/ems/fema.asp). The Dane County Web page contains DIRECT Internet links to: · The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Web site, · FEMA’s Application for Assistance Web page, · FEMA’s Disaster Recovery Center in Dane County information (PDF), · FEMA’s Applicant’s Guide to Individuals & Household’s Program (PDF), · FEMA’s Disaster Assistance Registration Info in both English (PDF) & Spanish (PDF). FEMA will be distributing informational packets to all local libraries regarding mitigation efforts property owners can take to reduce risks to their property. ##