The disaster recovery center in northeast Nebraska’s Knox County will close tomorrow. FEMA spokesman Charlie Henderson says the center has been offering a hand to anyone impacted by this summer’s Missouri River flooding.
Henderson says, “It’s an opportunity for people to have face-to-face discussions with FEMA specialists, U.S. Small Business Administration specialists or hazard mitigation specialists, depending on their needs.”
Folks coming to the center should bring some documentation with them to speed up the process. They’ll need their Social Security number, their current address, the disaster address, a description of losses, contact information, total household income and insurance information.
He notes, Knox County has been approved for individual assistance by FEMA. Henderson says there are a number of federal and state programs that offer help.
There are grants for housing assistance, cost-sharing programs, and SBA loans for renters, homeowners and businesses of any size.
FEMA officials will be at the Niobrara Rural Fire Hall through Thursday. Other counties approved for individual assistance are: Boyd, Burt, Cass, Dakota, Dixon, Douglas and Sarpy.
It’s best to call for an appointment at 800-621-3362, or visit www.DisasterAssistance.gov
Jerry Oster, WNAX, Yankton