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FEMA Handing Over Offices To SBA

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will begin scaling back its flood-recovery operations in Louisville.The two Disaster Recovery Centers in Louisville will close on Saturday evening. On Monday they will re-open as Small Business Administration offices with limited FEMA staff for the following few days. The offices will offer information on damage claims and loans for anyone who applied for FEMA relief following last month's flood.FEMA spokesperson Ted Stuckey says FEMA is handing over the offices, but is not leaving Louisville altogether."There are still inspectors out," he says. "They'll continue to that until those jobs are complete."Stuckey says FEMA will accept new damage claims online and over the phone after the office switchover."We need to push people into the disaster recovery centers who have not visited those while that opportunity is still there," he says. "They're currently fully-staffed with FEMA folks and can answer any and all questions regarding your FEMA application."New claims can be filed by visiting the recovery centers at 2911 Taylor Boulevard and 1701 Muhammad Ali Boulevard before 6 PM on Saturday or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA after Saturday.

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