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Disaster recovery center to open

Moriah fire house to host FEMA

Owners look over the destruction of a home in Keene the morning after Tropical Irene came through the North Country Aug. 29, 2011.

Owners look over the destruction of a home in Keene the morning after Tropical Irene came through the North Country Aug. 29, 2011. Photo by Keith Lobdell.

— The Essex County Emergency Operations Center has announce that a second FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), located at the Moriah Fire House, 630 Tarbell Hill Road, will be opening on Friday, Sept. 9.

Storm-affected residents and small business owners may obtain information and services from County, State and Federal agencies. Residents are encouraged to visit the center to get information and answers to questions. Operating hours will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.

Also on hand at the Disaster Recovery Center will be representatives from the Small Business Administration who can explain the low-interest loan packages available to individuals, nonprofits and businesses of any size. Essex County Public Health will be available at the Center on Friday from 10 a.m. – noon to offer free Tetanus vaccine for those affected by the Irene disaster.

Information is also available at the county website at www.co.essex.ny.us or those without internet access may call the Emergency Operations Center at 873-3932 or their local town hall.

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