Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Fort Bend County
Rosenberg, Texas – A FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is opening in Fort Bend County to provide face-to-face assistance to those who suffered damage from Hurricane Ike. The DRC is located at:
Fort Bend County Annex
4520 Reading Road
Rosenberg, TX 77471
Open on its first day, September 24, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and thereafter from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.
Residents are encouraged to register with FEMA before visiting a DRC. There are two ways to register: log on to www.fema.gov or call FEMA’s toll-free number, 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), or TTY 1-800-462-7585. Both numbers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, until further notice.
At the DRC, visitors can:
- Receive information about different types of state and federal disaster assistance.
- Get help completing low-interest loan applications from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for homeowners, renters and business owners.
- Inquire about the status of applications for federal assistance.
- Receive referrals to the American Red Cross and other voluntary organizations to help with immediate unmet needs.
- Learn cost-effective measures to reduce the impact of future disaster losses.
Disaster assistance may include grants to help pay for temporary housing, home repair and other serious disaster-related expenses not covered by insurance or other sources. Low-interest disaster loans from the SBA also are available for residential and business losses not covered by insurance or other sources.
Residents should carry with them their identification, social security number, insurance information, proof of address and contact numbers when they visit the DRC to expedite the process.