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story.lead_photo.caption JULY 24, 2019, PHOTO: Glenda Breeding, FEMA disaster recovery manager, and Mitchell Jackson, housing crew lead, work the temporary disaster recovery center in Eldon with a few other team members. Photo by Danisha Hogue / News Tribune.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster recovery center in Jefferson City will close next week.

The Cole County FEMA disaster recovery center at 1736 Southridge Drive will cease operations Aug. 20, according to a Tuesday news release.

The center is open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

After the center closes, disaster victims whose homes and/or businesses were affected by storms, tornadoes and flooding between April 29 and July 5 can still register for federal assistance by calling 800-621-3362 or visiting DisasterAssistance.gov.

Residents can apply for a low-interest disaster loan through the U.S. Small Business Administration by calling 800-659-2955 or visiting SBA.gov/disaster.

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The deadline to register for federal disaster assistance and/or complete an SBA loan application for physical property damage is Sept. 9. The deadline to submit an SBA loan application for economic injury is April 9, 2020.

FEMA has approved 1,177 households and provided about $5.6 million in grants statewide for temporary rental assistance, basic home repairs and other needs not covered by insurance, FEMA spokesman John Mills said.

FEMA approved 130 Cole County households and distributed $586,000 within that county, Mills said.

Missouri residents who registered for disaster assistance through FEMA should remain in touch with recovery officials, the news release states. If disaster victims change addresses or phone numbers, they should contact FEMA to update their information.

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