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Disaster recovery center opens for Cleveland County fire victims

A disaster recovery center to aid victims of August's wildfires will open in Noble on Wednesday and remain open for about three weeks to help people seeking federal relief and other kinds of assistance.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: October 3, 2012

— A disaster recovery center to aid Cleveland County victims of August wildfires will open Wednesday at Twelve Corners Baptist Church, 15601 Etowah Road in Noble. The center will remain open about three weeks.

The center will assist individuals and families seeking federal relief or aid from other organizations. Gov. Mary Fallin announced Thursday that Cleveland County had been approved for assistance from the federal government.

Applicants should call the Federal Emergency Management Agency hotline at (800) 621-3362 to register. A phone bank will be set up at the center so registration calls can be made from there.

Applicants should bring as much information as they can to the center, said David Grizzle, Norman's emergency manager coordinator. Information needed includes invoices for work performed, rental receipts, receipts for property loss, copies of Social Security cards, other forms of identification and titles to property, cars and mobile homes.

People who do not have actual documents can call Catholic Charities at 523-3028 for help in document recovery, Grizzle said.

The Cleveland County Long Term Recovery Committee, Catholic Charities and Society of St. Vincent de Paul are among organizations that will have representatives to help people in long-term recovery plans and in addressing needs not covered by FEMA.

The Disaster Recovery Center will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 8-12; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 13; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 15-19; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 20; and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 22-24.


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