Grass Valley disaster center to close Saturday |

Grass Valley disaster center to close Saturday

The disaster assistance center in Grass Valley will permanently close its doors at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 18, state and federal disaster recovery officials announced today.

The center, located at 12548 Loma Rica Drive, is staffed by federal, state, local officials and by volunteer agencies that provide information and answer questions for residents who registered for disaster assistance for damage suffered in the December-January flooding.

“Help with questions on federal and state disaster assistance is just a phone call away,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Tom Davies of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). “Operators at the toll-free numbers are ready to help with many of the questions that were brought to us at the assistance centers.”

After the center closes, registrants can still get answers to their questions or learn about the status of their FEMA applications by choosing the Helpline option at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or calling 1-800-462-7585 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The deadline to register and return U.S. Small Business Administration applications is April 4.

SBA information and application forms are available by calling toll free 1-800-659-2955 or calling 1-800-877-8339. Individuals may mail completed applications to SBA at 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. For additional information about SBA programs, visit their Web site at

The 13 counties where federal individual assistance programs are available are Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Sacramento, Shasta, Siskiyou, Solano and Sonoma.

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