FEMA Hurricane Ike Disaster Recovery Centers Open for limited time

Depending on location, up to six inches of rain and winds gusting over 64 miles per hour hit as the major remnants of the Hurricane Ike passed through the Branson Hollister area between the hours of about 2:00 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. Sunday Sep. 14. The wind and rain caused wind and water damage and interrupted power service.
The Taney County Emergency Management Office (TCEMO) has issued information that local residents in Taney and Stone Counties that sustained property damage from Hurricane Ike during the period Sep. 11-24 will have the opportunity to receive individual assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) during the period Dec. 1 through Dec. 6.
FEMA will be opening two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs), one in Taney and one in Stone County. The DRCs will provide face to face assistance to those residents who sustained property damage and have opened a case with FEMA. The TCEMO information states the DRCs will not be able to help anyone who has not already “opened a case.”
All it takes is a simple phone call to “open a case.” Call the FEMA Assistance line at 1-800-621-3362 (1-800-621-FEMA) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., seven days a week. It is extremely important to remember that the DRCs will not be able to help anyone who has not already opened a case by phone through the FEMA Assistance line.
The DRC for Taney County will be located in the Rockaway Beach Community Center, 2753 State Highway 176 in Rockaway Beach. It will be open from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 1 and from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 2 and Wednesday Dec. 3.
Taney County Residents are requested to direct all inquiries for information or requests for assistance to their local Emergency Management Offices at:
Taney County – 417-334-3440 – Day 417-546-7250 – Night
Branson – 417-337-8580 – Day 417-334-3300 – Night
Hollister – 417-334-6565
Forsyth – 417-546-4763 – Day 417-546-7250 – Night
Rockaway Beach – 417-593-1490 or 417-561-9699
Bull Creek –417-561-1111—Day 417-546-7250 – Night
The DRC for Stone County will be located in the Reed Springs High School, 20277 State Highway 413 in Reed Springs. It will be open from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4 and from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5 and Saturday Dec. 6.
Furnished Courtesy of the Branson Daily Independent https://bransoncourier.com/view_article.php?news_ID=41

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