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Posted on: May 3, 2019

[ARCHIVED] FEMA To Open Disaster Recovery Center in Platte County

The State of Nebraska and FEMA will open a Disaster Recovery Center for Platte County next week.

Platte County location and hours:

Eagles Club Post 1834

3205 12th St.

Columbus, NE  68601

Open May 6 - May 10

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. CDT

Centers are operating in several other locations; survivors can visit any open center. To find locations, go online to  or call the Disaster Assistance Helpline at 800-621-3362 or 800-462-7585 (TTY)  At the centers, recovery specialists from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will provide information on available services, explain assistance programs and help survivors complete or check the status of their applications. They can provide referrals and help with appeals. Centers are equipped with captioned phones, video remote interpreting and assistive listening devices.

Applicants requesting disaster assistance should have the following information on hand:

  • Social Security number
  • Address of the damaged primary residence
  • Description of the damage
  • Information about insurance coverage
  • A current contact telephone number
  • An address where they can receive mail
  • Bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit of funds

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