DRC open through Oct. 7

Published 9:46 am Monday, October 3, 2011

WINTON – FEMA has decided to stick around a bit longer.

To continue helping survivors with property damage and other setbacks from Hurricane Irene, the Winton disaster recovery center in Hertford County has extended operations until Friday, Oct. 7. The center, located at the Hertford County Cooperative Extension office (301 West Tryon Street, Winton), is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Representatives from North Carolina Emergency Management, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Small Business Administration and other agencies will be at the center to explain assistance programs, help survivors apply for disaster aid and answer questions about the status of applications.

Before visiting a disaster recovery center, survivors are encouraged to register with FEMA for disaster assistance or recovery information.

The following are three ways to register with FEMA:

Call 800-621-FEMA (3362). Help is available in most languages. People who have a speech disability or are deaf or hard of hearing may call (TTY) 800-462-7585; users of 711 or Video Relay Service can call 800-621-3362.

Register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov.

Register using a tablet or smartphone by visiting m.fema.gov.