On Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, at 4pm, the Disaster Recovery Center on Saipan will close, but help will still be available for disaster survivors impacted by Typhoon Mangkhut and Super Typhoon Yutu.
Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 29 the Small Business Administration will open a Disaster Loan Outreach Center at the location of the former DRC, the Pedro P. Tenorio Multi-Purpose Center, on Beach Road in Susupe. The hours of operation will be from 9am to 6pm, Tuesday through Saturday. The DLOC will be closed on Sundays and Mondays.
At this stage of the recovery process, the emphasis for assistance is to meet the long-term needs of businesses and individuals impacted by Typhoon Mangkhut and Super Typhoon Yutu. SBA customer service representatives will continue to answer questions, explain the application process and help businesses and individuals close their approved disaster loans.
After the DRC closes, survivors whose homes were affected by the typhoons can still check the status of their application, ask questions and learn about the appeals process by logging in to their account at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362. Persons who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY may call 800-462-7585. Toll-free numbers are open daily. (PR)