ST. LOUIS – FEMA is helping recent flood survivors with a disaster recovery center that opened Wednesday, August 17.

Specialists in disasters from FEMA with the U.S. Small Business Administration are providing information on available services, explaining the assistance programs, and finally helping victims fill out then check the status of their applications.

The recovery center is located at Ranken Technical College on the corner of Newstead and Page. The center is open seven days a week and operates from 8:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. until further notice.

Flood victims in St. Louis city and county, as well as St. Charles County, must apply online at DisasterAssistance.gov or call 800-621-FEMA (3362) before visiting.

Services include basic home repairs for homeowners, lodging reimbursement, rental assistance, personal property, and other serious needs.

FEMA allows only one application per household and does not pay for any spoiled or lost food.

To keep up with updates, visit Recovery.Mo.gov and FEMA.gov/disaster/4665.