FEMA Disaster Recovery Center to Remain Open through January 15 Due to Increase in Registrations

Hays County Courthouse, San Marcos, TX – FEMA determined late Tuesday that it will continue to operate its Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the Hays County Government Center through January 15 due to a recent increase in registrations and visitors requesting information about the recovery process. The DRC will be open during normal business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and will be closed December 31 and January 1, which are County holidays. The Government Center is located at 712 S. Stagecoach Trail, San Marcos, 78666, just west of IH-35 near the railroad overpass at Wonder World Drive.

 Residents and business owners who had storm damage can register for FEMA assistance online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or call 800.621.3362 toll free until further notice. Multilingual operators are available. Applicants who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY should call 800.462.7585 directly; those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS) should call 800.621.3362. All toll-free telephone numbers operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (local time) daily.

Assistance for eligible survivors can include grants for temporary housing, home repairs and other serious disaster-related needs, such as medical and dental expenses or funeral and burial costs. Low-interest disaster loans from SBA may be available to cover residential and business losses.  Eligible survivors should register with FEMA even if they have insurance. FEMA cannot duplicate insurance payments, but under-insured applicants may receive help after their insurance claims have been settled.

Posted by Laureen Chernow Tuesday, December 29, 2015 4:27:00 PM Categories: Press Releases