Since last Saturday, the Disaster Recovery Center on Tinian started offering expanded hours.
The Tinian DRC, which is located at the Department of Commerce, is open from 9am to 6pm, Monday through Friday, and from 10am to 4pm on Saturday.
The Tinian Disaster Recovery Center will not be open on Sundays.
The Saipan Disaster Recovery Center hours will remain unchanged.
DRCs provide residents an opportunity to meet face-to-face with representatives with Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration to receive answers to questions about temporary housing, home repairs, replacement of damaged personal property, home and business recovery funding, and other disaster-related needs.
Survivors who are insured, uninsured, or underinsured are encouraged to register with FEMA.
FEMA grants may be used to replace destroyed essential items. FEMA grants and SBA loans may be able to help cover survivors’ uninsured or underinsured damaged property. If an applicant is insured, s/he is strongly encouraged to first file a claim with their insurance company, and then register for disaster assistance with FEMA. If applicants are referred to SBA for a loan application, it is very important that they follow through.
Eligible applicants can register for assistance by calling: (800) 621-3362, or applying online at: disasterassistance.gov. The TTY number is 1-800-462-7585 for those who are speech or hearing-impaired. Survivors may use the center’s phone banks and computers. (PR)