The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in McAlester will remain open until Saturday, July 25, at 7 p.m. to continue to help people affected by the severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding and tornadoes that occurred May 5 through June 4. Residents in Pittsburg County as well as in surrounding counties recently approved for assistance are encouraged to visit the DRC.
Pittsburgh County Firefighters Association and Training Center, 1505 Wade Watts Ave., McAlester, OK 74501
Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday
DRCs are one-stop shops where survivors can get information and guidance about what disaster assistance may be available. Information from the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Small Business Administration and other federal agencies and volunteer organizations is available. Visiting a DRC is not required to qualify for assistance.
To find a DRC nearest you visit asd.fema.gov/inter/locator/home.htm.
Survivors can apply for state and federal assistance online at www.disasterassistance.gov or by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362) or (TTY) 800-462-7585. Those who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services can call 800-621-3362 to register. Hours: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Central Standard Time), Sunday to Saturday.
Individuals with disabilities and others with access and functional needs who require help registering can contact FEMA using any of the above methods.