When Bass moved into the apartments adjacent to
Bass and her boyfriend
"We lost everything," said Bass. "It was all soaking wet and is already starting to mildew."
Bass, who is partially paralyzed on her left side after having two strokes and six brain surgeries, said she is having to rely a lot on outside help during this tough time.
"We're lucky we have some really good friends," she said. "They've been so helpful in doing whatever."
Friends have donated clothes, shoes, furniture, time and money, but it will not be enough to help Bass and Perez get back on their feet.
Last week, the couple registered with the
DISASTER RECOVERY CENTER OPENS
Bass is one of more than 260
The center is located at 2693-A
There were several residents getting assistance and information at the disaster recovery center Monday afternoon.
"It is starting to pick up," said
Beccue also said
"We do have a tremendous amount of people in need," Deno said. "The disaster recovery center is here to assist those needs. We are happy to assist
The center is open from
'TAKE THE TIME TO REGISTER'
Beccue said even if you don't know whether
"Even if you have insurance, it doesn't necessarily mean there isn't help out there for you," he said.
"The main thing I can't stress enough is take the time to register," he said. "We have so many resources."
Disaster survivors can register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov and call the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-3362. Those who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY text telephone can call 1-800-462-7585.
Beccue said if people have already registered by phone or online but want to check the status of their case, they can also visit the disaster recovery center here.
"We can give you an update on where your case is," he said.
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