Disaster Recovery Centers Open July 6-9

By KBJR News 1

July 5, 2012 Updated Oct 14, 2013 at 10:00 PM CST

Duluth, MN (Northlands NewsCenter)
-- June's flood waters have receded, putting people into recovery mode, trying to repair damage to homes and businesses.

For those struggling to find some type of aid, help is coming soon to the Northland.

On Friday, three Disaster Recovery Centers will open up in Duluth, Willow River, and Barnum. For four days, Federal, State and County agencies will be answering flood related questions to help point people in the right direction for assistance.

While Northlanders wait on lawmakers to determine if funds will funnel in through a special session and FEMA disaster relief, this could be their best chance to get some help.

"There are programs already out there that can help people and this is probably the best chance people will have to begin to learn what their options are," Drew Digby, Spokesperson for the Carlton County Emergency Center said Thursday.

Free transportation will be provided to the Barnum High School for those who need it. Call 218-461-7354 to arrange a pick up.

The Center is open July 6-9. On July 6th and 7th, the hours of operation are 1 PM to 7 PM. July 8th and 9th it will be open from 9 AM from 3 PM.

The Centers will be located at the DECC in Duluth, and at the Williow River and Barnum High Schools.