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Senate Panel Approves Funds Bill Includes Improvements To Benewah County Levees

This sidebar appeared with the story: Flood help Disaster recovery centers in North Idaho are changing the hours they are open to help flood victims. Disaster recovery centers in Kellogg, St. Maries and Moscow will be closed Sundays beginning March 10. The centers will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. In addition, the St. Maries center is moving from the Presbyterian Church to the Washington Water Power Building, effective Monday, March 11. People who are applying for disaster assistance now can call between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The telephone number is 1-800-462-9029. To inquire about disaster assistance programs, or about an application or to update application information, call 1-800-525-0321 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. There now also is help for people who have exhausted all avenues of assistance, but have financial obligations they cannot meet, said Gary W. Davis, state coordinating officer for disaster recovery. The “Individual and Family Grants” can be used to cover essential home repairs, replacement of personal property, transportation, and disaster-related medical and dental bills, he said. To qualify people must apply for a Small Business Administration Loan and be rejected. For more information, call 1-800-525-0321 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.



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