Help Remains after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Galveston County

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AUSTIN, Texas – The State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in League City will close permanently Dec. 29 at 6 p.m. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or a tap on the FEMA app away.

The center is at the following location:

Galveston County
League City Recreation Center
450 West Walker St.
League City, TX 77573

Individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods can still get help by:

  • Logging into their account at DisasterAssistance.gov.
  • Calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (voice, 711/VRS-Video Relay Service) (TTY: 800-462-7585). Multilingual operators are available (press 2 for Spanish).
  • Downloading the FEMA app, available for Apple and Android mobile devices. To download visit: fema.gov/mobile-app.
  • Visiting any of the disaster recovery centers still open. Locations of other recovery centers can be found online at www.fema.gov/DRC.

Homeowners and renters in Aransas, Austin, Bastrop, Bee, Brazoria, Caldwell, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, DeWitt, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Grimes, Hardin, Harris, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Karnes, Kleberg, Lavaca, Lee, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Newton, Nueces, Orange, Polk, Refugio, Sabine, San Jacinto, San Patricio, Tyler, Victoria, Walker, Waller and Wharton counties may be eligible for help.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) representatives continue to meet with business owners, homeowners and renters to help them with the disaster loan application process and close their approved loans at DRCs, SBA Business Recovery Centers and Disaster Loan Outreach Centers located throughout the disaster area.

For additional information or to find a location near you call SBA at 800-659-2955, visit www.sba.gov/disaster, or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov. Individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing may call 800-877-8339.

Even though the deadline to apply for a loan for property damage has passed, small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations of any size still have until May 25, 2018, to apply for an economic injury disaster loan to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. Economic injury assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered any property damage. Business owners may apply online using SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.

For more information on Hurricane Harvey and Texas recovery, visit the Hurricane Harvey disaster web page at www.fema.gov/disaster/4332, Facebook at , the FEMA Region 6 Twitter account at , or the Texas Division of Emergency Management website at www.dps.texas.gov/dem/.

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