The Montgomery County Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), run jointly by the State of Ohio and FEMA, will change its hours of operation beginning Thursday, August 15.
The center’s new hours will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is located at the Dayton Children’s Hospital in the Child Health Pavilion, 1010 Valley St., Dayton.
Survivors of the Memorial Day weekend storms who have registered with FEMA but have questions about some aspect of their case can go to the DRC for one-on-one assistance. Staff can help with checking on the survivor’s application, offer information on available services and explain assistance programs.
Representatives of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), who are also on site, can help applicants with questions about the disaster loan process. The last day to register with FEMA for federal disaster assistance or to apply to the SBA for disaster loan assistance is September 3.
If you have not yet registered with FEMA but suffered damage during those storms and are located in one of the 11 designated counties, you can easily register by:
• Going online to www.disasterassistance.gov/.
• Calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362. The helpline is staffed by multilingual operators and is open Monday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. until further notice.
• Downloading the FEMA disaster app at www.fema.gov/mobile-app.
For more information about SBA loans:
• Call SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call 800-877-8339.
• Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Visit www.sba.gov/disaster.
• Applicants may also apply online using the Electronic Loan Application via SBA’s secure website at DisasterLoan.sba.gov.