Emergency Management

Pierce County/City of Tacoma open earthquake recovery center
Posted By Sheri Badger on Mar 9th, 2001 at 4:39 AM

Pierce County and City of Tacoma emergency management agencies have been working with the State and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to temporarily locate a disaster recovery center to offer one-on-one help for residents who suffered damage from last week’s earthquake. A Disaster Recovery Center will be open at the following location beginning Tuesday, March 13 until further notice:

Former Costco Building 3639 South Pine Tacoma

The center will offer help on hazard mitigation, disaster-related unemployment assistance, low-interest disaster information for homeowners, renters and businesses. Representatives from several agencies will be on site including FEMA, Small Business Association (SBA), Pierce County Emergency Management, City of Tacoma and the American Red Cross. “This center is an important resource for our citizens to be able to get one stop disaster information from FEMA, the Small Business Administration, and Pierce County government concerning the recent earthquake” said Emergency Management Director Steve Bailey. The Disaster Recovery Center will operate from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. It will be closed on Sundays.