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  • Disaster Recovery Centers Open Monday in Portsmouth, Suffolk, Hampton

    Disaster Recovery Centers Open Monday in Portsmouth, Suffolk, Hampton





    November 26, 2016


    Editor's note: The Federal Emergency Management Agency published the following information:


    Virginia Beach, VA - - (November 25, 2016) - - New Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Portsmouth, Suffolk, and Hampton officially open at 1 p.m., Monday, Nov. 28, then will operate regular hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. starting Tuesday through Sunday. The centers will be open seven days a week until further notice.


    The Virginia Beach DRC remains open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Sunday at the 4100 Virginia Beach Blvd. location.


    Anyone in the declared cities with hurricane damage, including flooded vehicles, homes, storage units, businesses, rental units, or other property, can visit any of the four DRCs to get help.


    Specialists at recovery centers help survivors register for FEMA, review applicant cases, answer questions about claims, and review information needed to process claims. Survivors who visit the DRCs can also meet with a U.S. Small Business Administration representative to talk about low-interest disaster loans, and talk to a mitigation specialist to get information about filing a flood insurance claim.


    Open DRCs include:


    Hampton


    Opens 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 28

    Regular hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Sunday

    Hampton Fire Station and EOC

    1304 Big Bethel Rd.
    Hampton, VA 23666


    Portsmouth


    Opens 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 28

    Regular hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Sunday

    Portsmouth Human Services Building

    1701 High St.
    Take elevator to 4th floor
    Portsmouth, VA 23704


    Suffolk


    Opens 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 28

    Regular hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Sunday


    E. Suffolk Recreation Center

    138 S. 6th St.
    Left after entering, go to Learning Center room
    Suffolk, VA 23434


    Virginia Beach


    Regular hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Sunday


    Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library

    4100 Virginia Beach Blvd.
    Virginia Beach, VA 23452
    Enter main door, turn right, near Café

    Chesapeake – Closed permanently; visit alternate DRC


    Norfolk – Closed permanently; visit alternate DRC


    DRCs are operated by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The centers provide FEMA registration assistance and disaster information to residents in the cities of Chesapeake, Newport News, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Suffolk, and Hampton with damage from Hurricane Matthew. The DRCs are accessible to all individuals.


    You don’t need to visit a DRC to register for Federal assistance. Survivors can register online at www.disasterassistance.gov, on the FEMA Mobile App, or by calling 800-621-3362. TTY users can call 800-462-7585. Phone lines are open daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. EDT until further notice. Help is available in almost any language. To find a DRC location closest to you, go to: https://www.fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers and click on ‘Search for a Disaster Recovery Center.’


    Additional information about this disaster is available at www.fema.gov and www.vaemergency.gov. Virginians seeking information about disaster-related services needs should call Virginia 211, a statewide information and referral service.



    Information source: Federal Emergency Management Agency

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