Colerain DRC remains open

Published 8:34 am Thursday, May 19, 2011

COLERAIN – The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) here will remain open through Thursday, May 26.

Last week, FEMA officials announced that the Colerain DRC, one serving tornado victims in Bertie and Hertford counties, would close as of 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 21. That closing date has now been extended to May 26 at 5 p.m.

The Colerain DRC is located inside the Colerain Community Building, 106 West Academy Street, Colerain.

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.”