Friday, August 20, 2010

Congressman Visits Local FEMA Center

Congressman Henry Cuellar greets a FEMA worker during his recent stop at the Disaster and Recovery Center in Rio Grande City. The center, established to help victims of Hurricane Alex and other atmospheric conditions that hit the area last month, will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 7 p.m. on Sunday until further notice. The center is located at the Starr County Courthouse Annex, 100 N. FM 3167, in Rio Grande City. Representatives of the state, federal and voluntary agencies, as well as customer service representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), will be available at the center to answer questions and provide disaster loan information to homeowners, renters and businesses of all sizes. Written materials about various assistance programs are also available to individuals and business owners.

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