Colerain DRC closes May 21

Published 10:42 am Monday, May 16, 2011

Disaster Recovery Centers in Bertie, Bladen and Lee counties will continue to operate for one more week and then close at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 21.

The Colerain DRC is located inside the Colerain Community Building, 106 West Academy Street, Colerain. The Center serves tornado victims in both Bertie and Hertford counties.

“Our disaster recovery center operations are adjusting hours and locations to serve areas where a need is identified,” said Doug Hoell the state’s Director of Emergency Management.

Those whose homes or businesses were affected by the April 16 storms and tornadoes can continue to get in-person help at any open Disaster Recovery Center.  Hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily except Sunday when centers are closed.

After the centers close, disaster survivors can still call 800-621-FEMA (3362) to register for disaster assistance, check application status and update contact or insurance company information. A Federal Emergency Management Agency representative is available at the toll-free number from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. Callers with speech or hearing disabilities may call (TTY) 800-462-7585. Help is available in most languages.

Applicants can also register online at or with a web-enabled mobile device smartphone. Visit and follow the link to “apply online for federal assistance.”