April 26, 2010 - A second Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Bristol County will open at 9 a.m., Wednesday, April 28 in North Attleboro to assist individuals, households and businesses with disaster-related damage caused by record-setting March rainfall and resulting flooding.
The center is located at the:
46 S. Washington Street
North Attleboro, MA 02760
The center will operate daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, closed Sundays, until further notice.
To date, more than 200 area residents have visited the DRC located in Fall River at One Government Center, 114 South Main Street to meet face-to-face with recovery specialists about specific disaster-related needs or concerns. The latest center joins the seven DRCs currently open in disaster-designated counties that have provided recovery information to more than 2,100 center visitors..
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hours of operation vary at some centers in public buildings. All centers are closed Sundays.
Locations and daily hours are:
|Bristol County (2)|
One Government Center
114 South Main Street
Fall River, MA 02721
Monday - Saturday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Open Wednesday April 28 at 9 a.m.
Flint Public Library
1 South Main Street
Middleton, MA 01949
Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Lakeville Free Public Library
4 Precinct Street
Lakeville, MA 02347
Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
|Short-term DRC (3-days only):|
Multi Service Center - Room 119
48 Marion Road (Rte 6)
Wareham, MA 02571
Sunday - Tuesday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
|Suffolk County (Opens Monday, April 26, noon)|
Hyde Park Municipal Building
1179 River Street
Boston, MA 02136
Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Town Hall Auditorium
242 Church Street
Clinton, MA 01510
Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.