A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opens Wednesday, April 14, 2010 in Fall River to assist Bristol County individuals, households and businesses with disaster-related damage caused by mid-March record rainfall and resulting flooding in Eastern and Central Massachusetts. This is the seventh DRC opening to serve those needing additional assistance.
The Bristol County center is located at:
One Government Center
114 South Main St.
Fall River, MA 02721
The center will operate daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. until further notice.
Other DRCs currently operating are:
Worcester County (2)
Thayer Memorial Library Town Hall Auditorium
717 Main Street 242 Church Street
Lancaster, MA 01523 Clinton, MA 01510
Disaster officials ask that before visiting any DRC, people first register by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362) or (800) 462-7585 (TTY) for people with speech or hearing disabilities. The toll-free numbers are staffed 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week until further notice . Multilingual registration assistance and help is available. Online registration is available at http://www.disasterassistance.gov/ . Once registered, staff at a center can quickly review and update applicant information and provide specific answers to individual questions and concerns. Center specialists can also identify possible help from voluntary agencies or provide disaster-related information to reduce future damage risks. U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) representatives will be at the disaster centers to answer any questions about the SBA's low-interest disaster loan program for homeowners, renters, businesses and private non-profit organizations of all sizes. These loans are to repair or replace real estate and/or personal property damaged by the storms and flooding. Representatives will help complete and accept SBA disaster loan applications. Anyone not able to go to a DRC should call the SBA Customer Service Center from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday toll-free at 800-659-2955 for information and assistance, or visit the SBA Web site at www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance or send an email to email@example.com.
For Information on the 2010 March Floods go here .