Disaster recovery center to open in Rantoul

RANTOUL — The Federal Emergency Management Agency is opening a disaster recovery center to serve homeowners, renters and business owners who were affected by the Nov. 17 tornado, beginning at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

The center will be located at the Rantoul Recreation Building, 100 E. Flessner Ave.

The center will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.

Services to be offered include help applying for disaster assistance and finding out about disaster programs available from the U.S. Small Business Administration, state and local agencies and voluntary organizations.

Residents are required apply with FEMA even if they already provided damage information to local officials, other agencies or organizations.

Individuals can also register online at DisasterAssistance.gov or via web-enabled phone at m.fema.gov. Applicants may also call 800-621-3362 or (TTY) 800-462-7585. If you use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services (VRS), call 800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone numbers operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. CST seven days a week until further notice.

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