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Help Remains after Disaster Recovery Centers Close in Harris County

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News Release
Help Remains After Disaster Recovery Centers Close in Harris County

AUSTIN, Texas – Three State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in the cities of Houston and Katy will close the last week of March. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or a tap on the FEMA app away.


The centers at the following sites are closing:


Bayland Community Center
6400 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77074
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Closing Friday, March 30, 3 p.m.

Milton Lusk Youth Activity Center
1022 Mercury Dr.
Houston, TX 77029
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Closing Friday, March 30, 6 p.m.

Clay Road Shopping Center
19214 Clay Rd.
Katy, TX 77449
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Closing Saturday, March 31, 1 p.m.

The nearest open DRC in Harris County is at Greenspoint Mall, 12300 North Freeway, Houston, 77060. Hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday.

Individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods can still get help by:

  • Logging into their account at
  • Calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (voice, 711/VRS-Video Relay Service) (TTY: 800-462-7585). Multilingual operators are available (press 2 for Spanish).
  • Downloading the FEMA app, available for Apple and Android mobile devices. To download visit:
  • Visiting any of the DRCs that remain open. Locations of other recovery centers can be found online at

Even though the deadline to apply for an SBA loan for property damage has passed, small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations of any size still have until May 25, 2018, to apply for an economic injury disaster loan to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. Economic injury assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered any property damage. Business owners may apply online using SBA’s secure website at

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


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.

Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-3362 (voice, 711/VRS - Video Relay Service) (TTY: 800-462-7585). Multilingual operators are available (press 2 for Spanish).

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 or visiting SBA’s website at Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals may call 800-877-8339.

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