A Disaster Recovery Center operated by the State of Nebraska, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration will open at 1 p.m. Friday in South Sioux City to assist those affected by recent flooding.
The center will be at the City-County Law Enforcement Center, 701 W. 29th St., South Sioux City, for three days only:
— Friday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
— Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
— Monday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
It will be closed Sunday.
Counties designated for assistance to individuals are Boyd, Burt, Cass, Dakota, Dixon, Douglas, Knox, Sarpy and Washington. Future recovery center locations will be announced as they are scheduled. Flood survivors may visit any such center for assistance.
Before visiting a center, people with flood-related losses should register with FEMA even if they have applied for assistance with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, filed a claim with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, received assistance from local volunteer agencies or have called the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency flood hotline to report their damage.
Register with FEMA by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov. Help is available in most languages. Those with speech or hearing disability may call (TTY) 800-462-7585. Those affected by the floods also may apply for federal assistance through a web-enabled mobile device or smartphone. Visit m.fema.gov and follow the link to “apply online for federal assistance.”
You should have the following information ready when you call to register: Social Security number; current and pre-disaster address; description of losses caused by disaster; contact information where FEMA can reach you; total household income; insurance information; and banking information (including account number if you want direct fund deposits).