FEMA to hold disaster recovery center at Garfield County Emergency Management

A FEMA mobile communications office vehicle is parked at the Garfield County Emergency Management office this week. The vehicle provides phone and data support to FEMA employees taking disaster assistance applications. 

ENID, Okla. — Federal Emergency Management Agency is holding a mobile disaster recovery center at the Garfield County Emergency Management office this week.

The center, open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day this week, offers orientation on registering with FEMA, information on FEMA registration status, information on federal disaster loans, mitigation assistance and aid with the appeal process if requests are denied.

“All the assistance that is provided in the center is free for all the persons that go to the center,” said Carmen Rodriguez, the event’s public information officer.

If people already have registered with FEMA, they only need to bring their case number and valid ID for assistance. If they have not registered with FEMA, they need a valid ID, information on home damages and information on family income.

“We are there to help all the disaster survivors,” Rodriguez said. “It’s going to be very helpful, because there are still many people who think that they are not qualified for federal disaster assistance… Also, we can forward all their needs to voluntary agencies that are working together with FEMA in assisting the community.”

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Miller is a 2019 summer intern for the Enid News & Eagle.

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