Help Remains after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Jefferson County

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Port Arthur will close permanently at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or FEMA app away.

The center that is closing is located at:

Christus Saint Mary Hospital

3535 Gates Boulevard

Port Arthur TX 77642

Another DRC is operating in Port Arthur at:

Central Mall

3100 E. FM 365

Port Arthur TX 77642

Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods can still get help, and register if they still haven’t done so, in the following ways:

Online at the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (voice, 711/VRS-Video Relay Service) (TTY: 800-462-7585). Multilingual operators are available (press 2 for Spanish).Via the FEMA app, available for Apple and Android mobile devices. To download visit: any of the disaster recovery centers still open. Locations of other recovery centers can be found online at

Homeowners, renters and businesses in Aransas, Austin, Bastrop, Bee, Brazoria, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, DeWitt, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzalez, Hardin, Harris, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Karnes, Kleberg, Lavaca, Lee, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Newton, Nueces, Orange, Polk, Refugio, Sabine, San Jacinto, San Patricio, Tyler, Victoria, Waller, Walker and Wharton counties may be eligible for help.

For more information on Hurricane Harvey and Texas recovery, visit the Hurricane Harvey disaster web page, the FEMA Harvey Facebook page, the @FEMARegion6 Twitter account and the Texas Division of Emergency Management website.

Original author: thomas.wise
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