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Disaster Recovery Centers

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Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) are a temporary facility located in or near the impacted area where survivors can go to obtain disaster related information. The centers are staffed with specialists from FEMA, the State Emergency Response Team (SERT), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and a variety of disaster-recovery representatives from local and voluntary agencies.

Some of the services that a DRC may provide:

  • Guidance regarding disaster recovery
  • Clarification of any written correspondence received
  • Housing Assistance and Rental Resource information
  • Answers to questions, resolution to problems and referrals to agencies that may provide further assistance
  • Status of applications being processed by FEMA
  • SBA program information

It is recommended that homeowners and renters register with FEMA before visiting a DRC. This can be accomplished online at or by calling FEMA’s toll-free registration and helpline at 800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 800-462-7585 for those with a speech- or hearing-impairment.

Additional information on applying for assistance
Locate a Disaster Recovery Center in your area
Disaster Recovery Center Frequently Asked Questions


For further information or questions, please contact the Disaster Recovery Center Coordinator.

March 3, 2010 14:54


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