Saipan—— The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration continue to provide assistance for survivors who suffered damage and property loss due to Typhoon Mangkhut and Typhoon Yutu.
The CNMI government said at this stage of the recovery process, the emphasis for assistance is to meet the long-term needs of businesses and individuals impacted by the typhoons that hit the Northern Marianas last year.
FEMA and SBA representatives said they will continue to answer questions and help businesses and individuals close their approved disaster loans at the Multi-Purpose Center on Beach Road in Susupe
The hours of operation of the Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. The DLOC is closed on Sundays and Mondays.
Businesses or individuals unable to visit the DLOC may obtain information by calling SBA’s toll-free number: 1-800-659-2955 (TTY 1-800-877-8339) or visit SBA at Disaster Loan Assistance.
Survivors of the typhoons who have registered for assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency have easy access to a toll-free Helpline that can answer many of their questions.
To access the Helpline, call the registration number, 800-621-FEMA (3362); select language, enter a ZIP code, and then select option “2” for the Helpline. Callers should have their disaster registration and Social Security numbers available.
A TTY number, 800-462-7585, is available to assist the hearing and speech impaired.