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FEMA Opens Disaster Recovery Centers In Wyoming

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, is opening Disaster Recovery Centers in Niobrara and Johnson Counties this week. The president declared those counties disaster areas after significant flooding destroyed and damaged homes and business there last month.

The Disaster Recovery Centers are places where people can meet face to face with disaster recovery officials to learn about what assistance is available to them and how it can be used.

FEMA Spokesman Brian Hvinden says that they will provide help until everyone is taken care of.

"We’re just opening the centers and how long they’ll stay open will be determined by the need in the community. So we’ll be there as long as individuals need our assistance," he says.

The center at the Road and Bridge Building in Buffalo is now open. The second center will open Thursday at the Shooting Sports Multiplex Complex in Lusk. To register for disaster assistance online go to disasterassistance.gov.

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