Disaster Recovery Center Open in Harris County
Austin Joint Field Office
July 21, 2016 DR-4272-TX-NR-029
FEMA News Desk: 571-208-8757
SBA PIO: 916-764-9918
Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Harris County
AUSTIN, Texas – A joint federal/state disaster recovery center is open in Harris County to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by the severe storms of April, May and June.
Representatives from the Texas Department of Emergency Management, FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration and other agencies are at the centers to explain disaster assistance programs and help survivors apply for aid.
The center is located:
Tomball Public Works Building
501 James St.
Tomball, TX 77375
Hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and closed Sunday until further notice.
Those seeking disaster assistance should register with FEMA before going to a recovery center.
Applying for disaster assistance is essentially a two-step process, which ensures consideration for all FEMA programs and SBA disaster loans. First, register with FEMA, then complete and return the no- obligation SBA loan application, if one is offered. There is no charge to apply for the loan and if approved, no obligation to accept it.
Disaster survivors may register for assistance the following ways:
online at DisasterAssistance.gov
phone 800-621-3362 (FEMA). Applicants who use 711 or Video Relay Service may also call 800-621-3362. Persons who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY may call 800-462-7585. The toll-free numbers are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week. Multilingual operators are available.
at a disaster recovery center. To find the nearest one, go online to the disaster recovery center locator at asd.fema.gov/inter/locator.
FEMA grants do not have to be repaid. FEMA assistance is nontaxable and will not affect eligibility for Social Security, Medicaid or other federal benefits.
Survivors should register even if they have insurance. FEMA cannot duplicate insurance payments, but underinsured applicants may receive help after their claims have been settled.
A free multilingual guide to the types of assistance available can be found at fema.gov/pdf/assistance/process/help_after_disaster_english.pdf
For more information on the Texas recovery, visit the disaster webpage for the May-June storms at fema.gov/disaster/4272 or visit the Texas Division of Emergency Management website at txdps.state.tx.us/dem. Follow FEMA on Twitter @femaregion6.
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