The Federal Disaster Recovery Center at 209 S. Friendswood Drive will close its doors permanently 6 p.m. Friday.

The recovery hub has been in operation since Sept. 29, 2017, in response to Hurricane Harvey’s severe flooding in late August 2017.

“Having a FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Friendswood has been a great help to residents of Friendswood and nearby cities,” Friendswood Mayor Kevin Holland said. “It has allowed residents affected by Hurricane Harvey to get face-to-face information from a wide range of federal and state agencies, all under one roof.”

The center helped dispense initial information and registration guidelines to Harvey victims, and also functioned as a location to obtain ongoing aid, Holland said.

“Having the center in Friendswood has been a benefit to the storm-affected Friendswood residents because it reduced travel time while going through the lengthy assistance process, which for some individuals, required repeat visits,” he said.

After Friday, the nearest Disaster Recovery Center will be at the School District Building-Pearland Historical Society, 2341 N. Galveston Ave., in Pearland, FEMA said.

People and businesses in counties can still get help by logging into their accounts at or by calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362.

Connor Behrens: 409-683-5241;


Before coming to work for The Daily News as a staff reporter, he worked for us as a freelance correspondent the past year. He has written for publications like the Washington Post. “Galveston County is full of interesting stories and perspectives,”

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