COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES
Office of Emergency Management
1275 North Eastern Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90063
William T Fujioka
Chief Executive Officer
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John S. Fernandes
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Anne Maria Tafoya
AND LONG BEACH SET TO CLOSE ON SAT., FEB. 27
LOS ANGELES (Fri., Feb. 26, 2010) – The Los Angeles County Operational Area, comprised of 88 cities, 137 unincorporated areas and over 288 special districts, announced it will close the Local Assistance Centers (LACs) at the Central Christian Church (5027 New York Ave., La Crescenta) and City of Long Beach Gas and Oil Department (2400 E. Spring St., Long Beach) on Sat., Feb. 27 (4 p.m.).
The LACs served as a one-stop shop for information services on disaster relief where more than 15 Federal, State, County departments and agencies, and non-profit organizations distributed applications, brochures and other information to residents and business owners who were impacted by the recent floods and debris and mud flow. The centers in La Crescenta and Long Beach provided a single place for residents and business owners to receive information on how to rebuild and start the road to recovery.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) customer service representatives will continue to assist residents and business owners on the disaster loan application process as the Local Assistance Centers will transition to SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Centers beginning on Mon., March 1. No appointment is necessary at any of the centers. Dates and times are listed below and may be subject to change.
SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Centers
Central Christian Church - 5027 New York Ave., La Crescenta
(Hours of operations: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. – Closes Thu., March 11)
Neighborhood Resource Center - 425 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach
(Hours of operations: Mon.-Fri. from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. – Closes Thu., March 11)
Residents, business owners, including persons with access and functional needs may also call 211 LA County for information and referral services regarding post disaster resources that are available for those affected by the floods and debris and mud flow. The toll-free 2-1-1 number is available 24 hours a day and seven days a week. 211 LA County services can also be accessed by visiting www.211la.org.
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