Disaster Recovery Center in Mentone to Close June 16; Help Remains Available

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Mentone will close permanently at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 16, 2018. The DRC hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, June 15, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

 

The DRC is at the following address:

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY

MENTONE COMMUNITY EMERGENCY SERVICES

201 W. MAIN ST.

MENTONE, IN 46539

Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday

 

You can still get help after the center closes by going online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov/; calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 for voice, 711 and Video Relay Service. If you are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY, call 800-462-7585. Helpline numbers are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET, (6 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT), seven days a week. You also may download the FEMA app for smartphones.

The deadline to register with FEMA is Thursday, July 5, 2018, so if you haven’t registered, do so as soon as possible.

If you have registered, you are encouraged to keep in touch with FEMA by calling the Helpline with any questions. FEMA cannot duplicate insurance payments, but if you are underinsured you may receive help after your claim has been settled.

 

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) helps businesses, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters fund repairs or rebuilding efforts and cover the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property. If you need help completing your loan application call the SBA at 800-659-2955 (TTY 800-877-8339) or send an email to DisasterCustomerService@sba.gov.

You are encouraged to apply online using SBA’s electronic loan application at disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.

The deadline to apply for an SBA loan is also Thursday, July 5, 2018.

For more information on Indiana’s recovery, visit www.fema.gov/disaster/4363 or the

 

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Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call 800-462-7585.

FEMA’s temporary housing assistance and grants for public transportation expenses, medical and dental expenses, and funeral and burial expenses do not require individuals to apply for an SBA loan. However, applicants who receive SBA loan applications must submit them to SBA to be eligible for assistance that covers personal property, vehicle repair or replacement, and moving and storage expenses.

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