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Gregg County wildfire survivors can meet with FEMA

Monday, September 26, 2011 - 10:46am

AUSTIN, Texas - Wildfire survivors in Gregg County can meet with state and federal specialists at a recovery center opening today in Longview.

Monday through Wednesday, specialists from the state of Texas, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration will be on hand to answer questions and provide information on the types of assistance available to survivors. They also have brochures and other written materials on disaster recovery.

The schedule is:

Gregg County
Maude Cobb Activity Center 100 Grand Boulevard Longview, TX 75604
1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28

Any Texas survivor who has questions about the recovery process or who needs help registering with FEMA is urged to stop by a center. Visiting with a recovery specialist is not a requirement for survivors who want disaster assistance, but the centers are an excellent way for people to get answers to their questions about disaster aid and help applying for it.

Texans can register online at, via web-enabled phone at , or by telephone via FEMA's toll-free numbers: 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585. Those who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services can call 1-800-621-3362. Operators are available by phone from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week.



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