A Disaster Recovery Center will open on Friday, Nov. 2 until Monday, Nov. 5 in Crawford County to help renters, homeowners and businesses in Wisconsin affected by the severe storms and flooding of Aug. 17 through Sept. 14, 2018.

The center is located at the Gays Mills Community Center, 16381 Hwy. 131, Gays Mills. Hours are Friday, Nov. 2: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 3: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 4: Closed; and Monday, Nov. 5: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

At the Disaster Recovery Center, representatives from FEMA, U.S. Small Business Administration, Wisconsin Emergency Management and other State of Wisconsin agencies are available to explain disaster assistance programs, answer questions about written correspondence and provide literature about repairs and rebuilding to make homes more flood resistant.

Before visiting a recovery center, survivors should register for federal assistance one of the following ways:

• Online at DisasterAssistance.gov;

• Using the FEMA App; or

• Call 800-621-3362 (FEMA). Applicants who use 711 or Video Relay Service may also call 800-621-3362. People who use a TTY may call 800-462-7585. The toll-free numbers are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. Multilingual operators are available.

Anyone requiring a reasonable accommodation (ASL interpreting, Braille, Large print, etc.) may call 800-621-3362 to request assistance in advance or ask the recovery staff at the center for assistance.

Eight Wisconsin counties have been approved for individual assistance including Crawford, Dane, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe, Richland, Sauk and Vernon counties. Additional recovery centers will be opening to support survivors in many of these counties.

The last day to register for FEMA assistance is Dec. 17.

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