AUSTIN, Texas – Two State of Texas/federal mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) in Orange and Vidor will change their hours of operation starting Monday, Oct. 9.
Both DRCs will be open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. They will be closed Sunday. The locations are:
Orange County Convention and Expo Center
11475 FM 1442
Orange, TX 77632
Vidor Police Station
(Building behind Police Department)
695 E. Railroad St.
Vidor, TX 77662
DRCs offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods.
Recovery specialists from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration, the State and other agencies will be at the centers to talk about assistance and to help anyone who needs guidance in filing an application.
DRCs are accessible to people with disabilities. Centers have assistive technology equipment, allowing Harvey survivors to use amplified telephones, phones that display text, amplified listening devices for people with hearing loss and magnifiers for people with vision loss. Video Remote Interpreting is available and in-person sign language is available by request. The centers also have accessible parking, ramps and restrooms.
American Sign Language interpreters are available to assist at a DRC. Requests can be made via text message to (470) 379-5943. Survivors will need to provide their names, the address of the DRC they will be visiting, the date and time of their visit and the type of sign language they are requesting. All requests for help should be made at least 24 hours in advance of a DRC visit to ensure that assistance is available.
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.