Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers Opening In Nebraska

The State of Nebraska and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will open Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers in Buffalo, Knox, Saunders and Washington counties. Recovery specialists from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) at the center will provide information on available services, explain assistance programs and help survivors complete or check the status of their applications.

Center locations and hours:

BUFFALO COUNTY

Gibbon Baptist Church

705 Court St.

Gibbon, NE 68840

Open April 15 through April 19

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. CDT

KNOX COUNTY

Center Community Center

207 Main St.

Center, NE 68724

Open April 9 through April 13

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. CDT

SAUNDERS COUNTY

VFW Hall

102 S. 24th St.

Ashland, NE 68003

Open April 6 through April 10

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. CDT

WASHINGTON COUNTY

Arlington City Auditorium

410 W. Elm St.

Arlington, NE 68002

Open April 9 through April 13

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. CDT

Disaster Recovery Centers are staffed by representatives from FEMA, the SBA and other federal and local agencies. One-on-one assistance includes:

  • Help registering for FEMA’s Individual Assistance program.
  • Help completing paperwork and checking the status of an application.
  • Help applying for the SBA’s low-interest disaster loans for businesses, private nonprofits, homeowners and renters.
  • Referrals to other state, federal and voluntary organizations offering information about additional disaster assistance.
  • Help understanding how to appeal FEMA eligibility decisions.
  • Accommodations to meet the needs of the entire community, including people with disabilities. Centers are equipped with captioned phones, video remote interpreting and assistive listening devices.
  • If you need an accommodation or assistance due to a disability, please notify FEMA staff at the time of registration or anytime during the assistance process.

Applicants for disaster assistance should have the following information on hand:

  • Social Security number
  • Address of the damaged primary residence
  • Description of the damage
  • Information about insurance coverage
  • current contact telephone number
  • An address where they can receive mail
  • Bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit of funds

How to Register with FEMA:

·Online, visit www.DisasterAssistance.gov.

On a smartphone,download theFEMA app and clickon“disaster resources,”then“apply for assistance online.”

·By phone, call FEMA’s toll-free registration line at 800-621-3362 or (TTY) 800-462-7585; or use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS). Telephone registration is available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. CDT seven days a week.

·Visit a Disaster Recovery Center and speak to a FEMA specialist one-on-one. To find the nearest DRC, go online to FEMA.gov/DRC.

SBA disaster assistance employees are committed to helping businesses and residents rebuild as quickly as possible. SBA representatives are available to answer questions about SBA’s disaster loan program and help business owners and residents apply for low-interest disaster recovery loans.

Businesses and residents can visit www.SBA.gov/disaster, call SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.TTY users may also call 800-877- 8339.

For more information on Nebraska’s disaster recovery, visit fema.gov/disaster/4420.

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