Center to aid victims of hurricane is open this week in Annapolis

October 05, 1999|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

To help home and business owners recover from Hurricane Floyd, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Maryland Emergency Management Agency will open a disaster-recovery center for three days this week in Annapolis.

The center, at the County Office Building, 2662 Riva Road, will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Representatives from federal, state and voluntary agencies will answer questions and offer services.

Some of the services available include temporary housing programs, low-interest home and business loans, and individual and family grants. U.S. Small Business Administration loan officers will be on hand.

To use the center, disaster victims must register with the federal agency by calling 800-462-9029. From April 24 until Sunday, 181 people had registered, said Lloyd Barningham, an agency spokesman. Statewide, 903 people have registered.

Pub Date: 10/05/99

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