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State, FEMA Recovery Centers Open in Cleveland, Grady and Oklahoma Counties

People in Oklahoma affected by the recent flooding, severe storms, straight-line winds and tornadoes May 5 and continuing may now visit Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) in Cleveland, Grady and Oklahoma counties to get information about disaster assistance that may be available.

The DRC in Cleveland County officially opens at 7 a.m. on Friday, June 5, 2015, at 7 a.m. at:

Cleveland County
Noble High School
4601 E. Etowah Rd., Noble, OK 73068
Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. until further notice

The DRCs in Grady and Oklahoma counties are located at these addresses:

Grady County
Bridge Creek Elementary School, Upper Grade Cafeteria
2209 E. Sooner Rd., Blanchard, OK 73010
Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. until further notice

Oklahoma County
Plaza Mayor at the Crossroads (Formerly Crossroads Mall)
7000 Crossroads Blvd., Northwest Entrance (Accessible from Southwest 66th Street), Suite 2042, Oklahoma City, OK 73149
Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. until further notice

While a visit to the DRC is not required for those applying for federal aid, the centers are one-stop shops where disaster survivors can meet face to face with specialists from the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Applicants must use the name that appears on their Social Security card and will be asked to provide:

  • Their Social Security number;

  • The Address of the damaged home or apartment;

  • Description of the damages;

  • Information about insurance coverage;

  • A current contact telephone number;

  • An address where they can get mail; and

  • Bank account and routing numbers if they want direct deposit of any financial assistance.

Disaster assistance may include grants to help pay for temporary housing, home repairs and replacement costs. Low-interest SBA disaster loans may be available to businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, and homeowners and renters for losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries and do not duplicate benefits of other agencies or organizations.

Survivors can apply for state and federal assistance online at www.disasterassistance.gov or via smartphone or Web-enabled device at m.fema.gov. People may also call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or (TTY) 1-800-462-7585. Those who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services can call 1-800-621-3362 to register.

For more information on Oklahoma disaster recovery, click www.fema.gov/disaster/4222 or visit OEM at oem.ok.gov.  

Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiencyor economic status.  If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call 1-800-462-7585.

The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) prepares for, responds to, recovers from and mitigates against emergencies and disasters. The department delivers service to Oklahoma cities, towns and counties through a network of more than 350 local emergency managers.

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. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/femaregion6 and the FEMA Blog at blog.fema.gov.

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 1-800-659-2955, emailing disastercustomerservice@sba.gov, or visiting SBA’s Website at www.sba.gov/disaster. Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals may call 1-800-877-8339.