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Disaster Recovery Center to close

Friday, July 24, 2015 by Nora Ankrum

According to a press release from the Federal Emergency Management Association, a Disaster Recovery Center in Blanco County is scheduled to close Aug. 1 at 2 p.m. In the wake of natural disasters such as the heavy flooding in Central Texas last spring, FEMA has been setting up DRCs to help people access assistance programs. For now, the Blanco County DRC – located at the Gem of the Hills Community Center, 2233 N. U.S. Highway 281 – remains open six days a week: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. In the meantime, FEMA mitigation specialists are also setting up shop at area home improvement stores to share information, in both English and Spanish, about protecting homes from flooding and safely managing mold and mildew. Currently, FEMA advisers are available in Kyle, at the Lowe’s Home Improvement store, 5753 Kyle Parkway, from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., July 23-28. Flood mitigation information is also available on FEMA’s website.

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