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Flood recovery centers open
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano
Those needing help following the floods, severe storms and tornadoes that occurred between Oct. 22 and Oct. 31 will now be able to find it at two State/Federal Emergency Management Agency Disaster Recovery Centers. The centers open today, and homeowners, renters and business owners will be able to get their questions answered by state and federal specialists trained in providing assistance to survivors. Both centers will be open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., and on Saturday, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. One will be located at the Dove Springs Recreation Center, 5801 Ainez Drive, and the other will be at the Elroy Community Library, 13512 FM 812, in Del Valle. According to a press release about the centers, “People who had damage can also register for FEMA assistance by calling 1-800-621-3362 toll free from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Disaster assistance applicants who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY should call 800-462-7585 directly; for those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.”
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