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Disaster Recovery Center will transition to SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center

August 21, 2019
The Town Crier

Opening on July 12 and closing on Aug. 15, the FEMA-State Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the Boardman Township Government Center welcomed around 500 new and repeat visitors.

Overall at the DRC, online and by phone, more than 900 Mahoning County households have registered with FEMA. Registration continues online and by phone until Sept. 3. Anyone affected by the Memorial Day storm should consider registering; they may need assistance as their recovery process continues.

As of Aug. 16, more than $648,000 in grants has been approved to help Mahoning County homeowners and renters with uninsured losses.

The State of Ohio and FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Boardman closed at the end of its regular business day on Aug. 15. It reopened at 8 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 16 as a Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) operated by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

The Disaster Loan Outreach Center location is: Boardman Township Administration Building, 8299 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512

It will be open Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Saturdays and Sundays

It will operate until further notice. SBA customer-service representatives will be available at the center to meet individually with businesses, homeowners and renters to answer their questions, explain the SBA's disaster loan program, help them complete their applications and close their approved loans.

Additionally, applicants may apply online using SBA's secure website at

Also, for questions or more information, applicants may visit In addition, help is available by emailing or by contacting the SBA's Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955. The deaf and hard-of-hearing may call 800-877-8339.

The last day to register for the SBA's disaster assistance loan program is Sept. 3.

The Mahoning County DRC opened July 12 for survivors who had damage from the May 27-

29 tornadoes, storms and flooding. Survivors can still get help by contacting FEMA in one of these ways:


Use the FEMA App on a smartphone.To download it, go to

Call the FEMA Helpline, 800-621-3362 (TTY800-462-7585). Phone lines are open

from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. EDT, seven days a week until further notice. Multilingual

operators are on duty.

The last day to register for FEMA Individual Assistance is Sept. 3.

For more information on the Ohio disaster recovery, visit



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