Two St. Louis-area recovery centers remain open; one closes Saturday Residents of the St. Louis area continue to have the opportunity to visit FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers in Franklin and Jefferson counties. However, the St. Charles County Recovery Center, at Immaculate Conception Community Center in West Alton, will cease operations at 7 p.m. Saturday.
The recovery centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses from any of the 33 Missouri counties included in the Jan. 21, 2016, Missouri federal disaster declaration. In addition to visiting the centers, anyone with questions may get answers by calling the FEMA Helpline, 800-621-3362 (800-621-FEMA).
Recovery specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and other agencies are at the centers to discuss aid and assist anyone who needs help with an application.
People may visit the recovery center at the Immaculate Conception Community Center, 14060 N. State Route 94, West Alton, MO 63386, until 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27.
Recovery centers at the following locations remain open until further notice:
Tri-County Senior Center
Centers are open from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Sat., closed Sundays.
Survivors can find their nearest disaster recovery center by going online to fema.gov/drc.
Individuals and businesses are encouraged to register with FEMA before visiting a disaster recovery center. Register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by using the FEMA app for smartphones. Register by phone by calling toll-free 800-621-3362 (800-621-FEMA), 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week until further notice. Multilingual assistance is available.
Disaster assistance applicants who are hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use TTY should call 800-462-7585. Those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS) should call 800-621-3362.
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. All FEMA disaster assistance will be provided without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, sex (including sexual harassment), religion, national origin, age, disability, limited English proficiency, economic status, or retaliation. If you believe your civil rights are being violated, call 800-621-3362 or 800-462-7585(TTY/TDD). 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visiting SBA’s website at www.sba.gov/disaster. Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals may call 800-877-8339.