The State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at Dove Springs Recreation Center, 5801Ainez Dr., Austin, TX 78744 in Travis County, will transition to a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) for five days only, beginning Monday, Jan. 11.
The Travis County DRC, located at the Elroy Community Library, 13512 FM 812, Del Valle, TX 78617, will close at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9.
The Dove Springs DRC in Austin will remain open until 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 9. The DLOC will be open for business, at the same address, Jan. 11 to Jan. 15, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.
Representatives from the SBA will be available at the DLOC to meet individually with residents and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding from Oct. 22 to Oct. 31. They will answer their questions, explain SBA’s disaster loan program, help them complete their applications and close their approved disaster loans.
Visiting a DRC is not required to register for FEMA assistance. Those with questions regarding the application process, or who decide to register for assistance after a DRC closes, can apply online at DisasterAssistance.gov or by phone (voice, 711 or relay service) at 800-621-3362. (TTY users should call 800-462-7585.) The toll-free lines are open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.
Specialists from the State of Texas, FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), nongovernmental organizations and the local community are available at DRCs to answer questions and provide information on the types of assistance available to homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding from Oct. 22 to Oct. 31.
For more information on Texas recovery, visit the disaster web page at www.fema.gov/disaster/4245, Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/femaregion6 and the Texas Division of Emergency Management website, https://www.txdps.state.tx.us/dem.