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Disaster recovery center on Saipan moving to new location, with new hours of operation

SAIPAN, MP - On Friday, November 16, 2018, at 9:00 a.m., the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) on Saipan will open in a new location.

The DRC will open at the Multi-Purpose Center off Tekken Street in Susupe. The hours of operation at the new location will be from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. All DRCs on Tinian, Saipan, and Rota will be closed on Sundays.

The Tinian Disaster Recovery Center hours will remain unchanged. The Tinian DRC will remain open from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and closed on Sunday.

DRCs provide residents an opportunity to meet face-to-face with representatives with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 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.

The locations and hours of operation on each island (starting Friday, Nov. 16) will be as follows:

Saipan 

Multi-Purpose Center off Tekken Street. Susupe, 96950

*New location as of 16-Nov.*

Monday – Friday

9:00am – 6:00pm

Saturday

10:00am -4:00pm

Sunday

Closed

Rota 

Youth Center, Downtown Sinapalo, 96951

Monday – Friday

9:00am – 6:00pm

Saturday

10:00am – 4:00pm

Sunday

Closed

Tinian 

Department of Commerce (Near Public Gym), San Jose, 96952

Monday – Saturday

9:30am – 3:00pm

Sunday

Closed

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.