Pasadena Convention Center Disaster Recovery Center to Close Early Thursday

AUSTIN, Texas – The State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena will close two hours early at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2.

It will resume regular hours Friday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

It offers 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 (SBA), the state and other agencies are at the center to talk about assistance and to help anyone who needs guidance in filing an application. The center is at:

Pasadena Convention Center
7902 Fairmont Parkway
Pasadena TX 77507

Temporary hours, Thursday Nov. 2, 2017—9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Normal hours resume, Friday Nov. 3, 2017 until further notice.

Normal hours of operation: Monday-Saturday—9a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays—noon to 5 p.m.

SBA’s disaster assistance employees are committed to helping businesses and residents rebuild as quickly as possible. SBA representatives are available to answer questions about SBA’s disaster loan program and help business owners and residents apply to SBA.

The Disaster Recovery Center is accessible to people with disabilities. It has assistive technology equipment, allowing disaster 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 center also has accessible parking, ramps and restrooms.

For more information on Hurricane Harvey and Texas recovery, visit the Hurricane Harvey disaster web page at, the FEMA Harvey Facebook page at, the FEMA Region VI Twitter account at or the Texas Division of Emergency Management website at


FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards.

Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800- 621-3362 (voice, 711/VRS - Video Relay Service) (TTY: 800-462-7585). Multilingual operators are available (press 2 for Spanish).

The SBA is the federal government’s primary source of money for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property. SBA helps businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners and renters fund repairs or rebuilding efforts and cover the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property. These disaster loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries and do not duplicate benefits of other agencies or organizations. For more information, applicants may contact SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center by calling (800) 659-2955, emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visiting SBA’s website at Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals may call (800) 877-8339.

Original author: scott.reuter
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