FEMA opens disaster recovery center in Chariton County

1 year 6 hours 36 minutes ago Sunday, August 04 2019 Aug 4, 2019 Sunday, August 04, 2019 12:46:00 PM CDT August 04, 2019 in News
By: By Garrett Jones, KOMU 8 News

BRUNSWICK- FEMA opened the doors of a new Disaster Recovery Center in Chariton County Monday morning.

Victims of tornado and flooding damaged in counties declared damaged by FEMA are eligible to apply for federal aid.

People will have the chance to meet face to face with FEMA employees to see if they're eligible for aid, check the status of applications, and meet with other organizations that can provide aid.

"The mission is always the same, wherever we go," FEMA Media relations specialist Nikki Gaskins said. "Whether one person walks through, or 100,000 people walk through the door. We want to offer the same services, and just kind of guide people on their road to recovery."

Brunswick was one of the hardest hit towns in the region by extensive flooding over the past few months. In July, FEMA went door-to-door looking to assist residents directly.

In a press release, FEMA said specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration will provide information on available services, explain assistance programs and help survivors complete or check the status of their applications.

Gaskins said FEMA has paid nearly $26.5 million out to Missouri policyholders for flood claims since March.

The DRC is located at Knight and Rucker Hall, 117 East Broadway St. in Brunswick. It will be open Monday through Wednesday from 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

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