FEMA and the Ohio Emergency Management Agency have opened a new disaster recovery center office in Beavercreek at Shaw Elementary.
Shaw Elementary is at 3560 Kemp Road.
The office opened at 7 a.m. Wednesday and will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week “in the beginning,” said Julie Garrett, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Small Business Administration.
The Trump administration approved FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) assistance to a swath of Western Ohio counties last week, including Montgomery, Greene, Miami, Darke and six other counties.
With that assistance, the SBA opened twin disaster assistance centers in Harrison Twp. and Beavercreek last week, centers that will will operate 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays hereafter for an undetermined period of time.
The Harrison Twp. assistance center is at 5945 N. Dixie Drive. The Beavercreek center is at 3210 Beaver-Vu Drive.
Martha Coolety, of FEMA, and Garrett spoke to Beavercreek City Council Monday evening about how federal assistance works. That video can be seen here.
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