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Denton County opens Multi-Agency Resource Center and Disaster Recovery Center in Sanger for individuals affected by recent storms

The Denton County Office of Emergency Management, in conjunction with FEMA and area non-profit organizations, will be providing services to all Denton County residents affected by the recent rounds of storms at a Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC)/Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Sanger. 

The MARC/DRC will be located at Butterfield Elementary School at 291 Indian Lane, Sanger 76266, which is within the Sanger Independent School District. The MARC center opened from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. beginning Wednesday, June 5, 2024. Hours of operation will be reviewed after Wednesday based on need. 

At the MARC/DRC, affected residents will be able to receive assistance in filing disaster claims with FEMA, the Small Business Loan Administration (SBA), as well as with other non-profit agencies that provide several services. Individuals impacted by storms starting May 25 through today can apply for assistance. 

The MARC/DRC will be staffed with individuals from area agencies - including the Salvation Army, Red Cross, and others - to assist residents with their needs.

United Way of Denton County, which opened a disaster relief donation fund to help residents affected by the tornadoes, reports as of early on June 4, the account has 160 donors who have pledged just more than $44,000. Those funds will be utilized to assist residents as needed over and above what they may receive through FEMA and TDEM iSTAT applications. 

For instance, an individual may need prescription eyeglasses that were damaged in the tornado, or assistance with replacing medications. The funds will be allocated up to $1,500 per household. 

For those interested in donating to the disaster relief fund, please follow the link here: https://ow.ly/CEC950RWevp.

On Tuesday, Denton County Commissioners Court extended the Disaster Declaration for one week and approved a mutual aid agreement between Sanger Independent School District and Denton County to operate the Butterfield Elementary Gymnasium for use in recovery efforts associated with the EF-1 Sanger and Pilot Point tornadoes and the hurricane force winds the following week.  

Tips for those impacted by the tornadoes and the subsequent storms include the following:

DAMAGE REPORTING:

-Contact Your Insurance Company First.

- FEMA Application: Visit disasterassistance.gov or call 800-621-3362 between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. Download the FEMA App for mobile devices. NOTE: Please contact FEMA at 800-621-3362 if you receive an ineligible letter. And please take all calls after filing as an inspector may be calling from a phone outside of the immediate area.

- Denton County Assistance: Email emergencymanagement@dentoncounty.gov with your name, address, phone number, and damage description. For local resources, call 2-1-1.

- Texas Department of Emergency Management iSTAT Damage Survey: https://damage.tdem.texas.gov.



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