Three Oklahoma Counties Opening Disaster Recovery Centers

Tuesday, June 8th 2010, 9:18 am
By: News On 6 

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Survivors of Oklahoma's May 10-13 storms and tornadoes can get questions answered, information about the types of assistance available and help filling out forms at Disaster Recovery Centers opening this week in Seminole, Okfuskee and Carter counties. 

Staffed by specialists from the state of Oklahoma, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Small Business Administration and other agencies, the DRCs are designed to provide homeowners, renters and business owners with the disaster recovery help they need in just one location.

"The professionals at the centers really know what they're doing and they can help Oklahomans in many ways," said State Coordinating Officer Fred W. Liebe. "We urge anyone who needs a little extra guidance in figuring out the assistance process to visit a DRC as soon as possible." 

"Sometimes visiting a recovery center can give survivors the peace of mind of knowing they are doing what needs to be done to get state and federal help," said Federal Coordinating Officer Gregory W. Eaton. "With everything else that's going on in their lives, a little peace of mind sure can be nice." 

A DRC opens at noon on Thursday, June 10 in Seminole County

  • Community Room

1605 N. Main St.

Seminole, OK

Two more DRCs will open at noon on Friday, June 11 in Okfuskee and Carter counties:

  • Okfuskee County Fairgrounds

1204 E. Columbia

Okemah, OK

  • Salvation Army Gymnasium

102 1st Avenue SW

Ardmore, OK

Except for opening day, the hours of operation at all the centers will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. 

In addition to receiving direct assistance from specialists at the centers, individuals and business owners will also find written materials about various assistance programs available to Oklahoma under the presidential disaster declaration.