First Disaster Recovery Center to open Friday in Douglas County

From: Federal Emergency Management Agency Press Release

The State of Nebraska and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will open their first Disaster Recovery Center on Friday, March 29, in Douglas County. Recovery specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will provide information on available services, explain assistance programs and help survivors complete or check the status of their applications at the center.

Center location and hours are:
Disaster Recovery Center
111 East Front St.
Valley, NE 68064
Opening March 29: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Regular hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m every day

Nebraska homeowners, renters and business owners in Butler, Cass, Colfax, Dodge, Douglas, Nemaha, Sarpy, Saunders and Washington counties which were included in the major disaster declaration, may apply for assistance for uninsured and underinsured damage and losses resulting from severe winter storm, straight-line winds and flooding.

Applicants for disaster assistance should have the following information on hand:

Social security number
Address of the damaged primary residence
Description of the damage
Information about insurance coverage
A current contact telephone number
An address where they can receive mail
Bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit of funds

Many of the services available at disaster recovery centers are also available by calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362, voice/VP/711. Multilingual operators are available. TTY users may call 800-462-7585. Lines are open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time.

SBA disaster assistance employees are committed to helping businesses and residents rebuild as quickly as possible. SBA representatives are available to answer questions about SBA’s disaster loan program and help business owners and residents apply for low-interest disaster recovery loans.

Businesses and residents can visit, call SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 or email TTY users may also call 800-877-8339.

For more information on Nebraska’s disaster recovery, visit

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