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Quick Reference Guide

Using DRC Locator

Frequently Asked Questions

What is DRC Locator
Who can access DRC Locator?
How can I use DRC Locator?
Is the data in DRC Locator updated in real time?
How do I report a technical malfunction or make a suggestion for improving DRC Locator?

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Have a comment or a question not addressed here? Email the RIMS Team at fema-rims@dhs.gov.

What is DRC Locator?

DRC Locator provides Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) location and schedule information. Users enter an originating address and DRC Locator identifies and provides directions to the nearest DRCs. DRC Locator also provides information on DRC hours and services. DRC Locator will help FEMA provide the public up-to-date DRC information.

Who can access DRC Locator?

DRC Locator is accessible to FEMA staff and the general public.
FEMA Staff:

  1. Visit https://rims.fema.net
  2. Click the DRC Locator icon
  3. You will be automatically re-directed to the DRC Locator Homepage
General Public
  1. Visit http://www.fema.gov/assistance/opendrcs.shtm
  2. Click on the Find a DRC using our DRC Locator link
or
  1. Visit https://asd.fema.gov/inter/locator/home.htm

How can I use DRC Locator?

You can use DRC Locator to find the nearest DRCs, driving directions, schedule, and service information. Follow the steps below to find the nearest DRC:

  1. Type in an originating address (City and State are required), or the Zip Code.
  2. Click the Submit button
  3. You will see a list of the nearest DRCs, approximate distance, hours, and services available.
  4. Click the Directions link next to the desired DRC for detailed driving instructions

Is the data in the DRC locator updated in real-time?

Yes. The data in DRC Locator is updated in real-time by DRC Coordination Teams.

How do I report a technical malfunction or make a suggestion for improving DRC Locator?

You can report technical problems or suggest improvements by emailing fema-rims@dhs.gov or fema-drc@dhs.gov.


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