Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management
Federal Emergency Management Agency
DISASTER RECOVERY CENTERS TO OPEN IN MIAMI AND BARTLESVILLE
OKLAHOMA CITY – State and federal officials from the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) have established Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) to assist individuals affected by severe storms, flooding, and tornadoes. The centers will open in Miami and Bartlesville tomorrow, and will be located at:
1601 N. Main St.
Tri County Tech Center
6105 SE Nowata Road
The centers will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily to provide answers to questions, recovery information, and written materials about various assistance programs available to individuals and business owners. Some disaster programs include temporary housing assistance, individual and family grants, low interest disaster loans from SBA, and disaster unemployment assistance.
Federal Coordinating Officer Philip E. Parr joined State Coordinating Officer Fred W. Liebe in encouraging individuals affected by the disaster to visit the centers. “There are many programs available for homeowners, renters, and businesses of all sizes,” said Parr. “This is a great opportunity for individuals to sit down with different agencies and get all of their questions answered concerning the recovery process.”
Individuals who have been affected by the disaster are urged to start the application process before visiting the centers by calling FEMA’s toll-free number at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). Hearing and speech impaired individuals may call TTY at 1-800-462-7585. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (local time) daily.