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FEMA: Texas Disaster Recovery Centers to Close Temporarily for Holiday Weekends

Dec 22, 2017 Back


News Release


AUSTIN, Texas – State/Federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will be closed for the holiday weekends: 

  • Saturday through Monday, Dec. 23-25. (The centers will reopen on Tuesday, Dec. 26.)
  • Saturday through Monday, Dec. 30, 2017-Jan. 1, 2018. (The centers will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018.)

Survivors who have questions about their disaster assistance application may call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (voice, 711/VRS) or 800-462-7585 (TTY). Lines remain open every day except Dec. 25, 2017, and Jan. 1, 2018. Helpline hours: 
  • Saturday, Dec. 23: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. CST
  • Sunday, Dec. 24: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST
  • Saturday, Dec. 30: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. CST 
  • Sunday, Dec. 31: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST

Survivors can visit any DRC for assistance. Center locations and hours can be found at or by downloading the FEMA app to your mobile device.

For more information on Hurricane Harvey and Texas recovery, visit the Hurricane Harvey disaster web page at, Facebook at, the FEMA Region 6 Twitter account at, or the Texas Division of Emergency Management website at


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