FEMA Flood Recovery Centers Open in Carbon, Park and Stillwater Counties | Local News

July 8, 2022

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Locations to request assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will open in several Montana counties in the coming days for areas affected by the June floods. FEMA will open both disaster recovery centers and mobile recording centers in Carbon, Park and Stillwater counties. All locations can help homeowners, renters and business owners who were affected by the severe flooding in June to request or understand assistance.

A disaster recovery center, jointly operated by FEMA and Montana Disaster and Emergency Services, will open in Carbon County. Representatives from FEMA, the Small Business Administration and other agencies will be at the center to explain disaster assistance programs and help eligible survivors apply for help.

The center will be open at 8 a.m. Saturday at Roosevelt Junior High School located at 413 S Oakes Ave in Red Lodge. Once open, the DRC will operate from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week.

Additional disaster recovery centers will open next week in Stillwater County and Park County. In Stillwater County, DRC will be at Absarokee Elementary School at 327 South Woodward Ave. and will be open starting Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., 7 days a week. In Park County, the DRC will be at Park High School at 102 View Vista Drive in Livingston. The center opens Wednesday and will operate from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week.

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Several mobile registration centers will also open in the affected areas. These locations will have Survivor Assistance Teams on site to assist with requests, inquiries, updates and referrals. They will be located at Fromberg Methodist Church at 14 North Montana Ave July 8-12 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The other registration center will be at Gardiner High School at 510 W. Stone Street Monday through Saturday. This center will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

It is not necessary to go to a center to ask for help. If possible, before going to a center, survivors should seek help from FEMA online by visiting DisasterAssistance.gov and clicking “Apply Online” or calling 800-621-3362. Multilingual operators are available. Toll-free numbers are open daily from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mountain Time. If a person uses a relay service, such as a video relay service, captioned telephone, or the like, FEMA may use that service’s number for accessibility.

A FEMA app for smartphones or mobile devices is also available. For an accessible video on how to apply for FEMA assistance, applicants should go to youtube.com/watch?v=WZGpWI2RCNw.

FEMA financial assistance may include money for temporary housing, basic home repairs, or other disaster-related needs such as childcare, transportation, and medical, funeral, or dental expenses. .

Low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration are also available to homeowners, renters, businesses, and most private nonprofit organizations to help with unpaid residential and commercial losses. covered by insurance. After registering with FEMA, survivors and businesses can apply online at the SBA website. https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/ela; or get information about SBA disaster loan applications by calling 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the hearing impaired) or online at www.sba.gov/disaster.