Flood relief resource center to open in Tracy

TRACY — In the wake of July’s flooding, there are a lot of different needs area residents may have, from figuring out paperwork to getting rid of debris. Next week, residents have a chance to get help from a variety of local and state agencies under one roof.

A Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) will be open on Aug. 16 and Aug. 17, for everyone affected by flooding in Lyon, Murray and Redwood counties, said Lyon County Emergency Manager Tammy VanOverbeke. The MARC, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center in Tracy, will be a central location for residents to get questions answered, and to get disaster-related assistance.

In a Thursday news release, VanOverbeke said the MARC will help people create personal recovery plans, navigate paperwork and find assistance for their flooding-related needs. There will also be services available like distribution of clean-up supplies, disaster resources for qualified residents, crisis counseling and informational resources. There will also be a sign-up for debris removal and muck-out services.

On-site child care will be available, VanOverbeke said.

People registering for assistance are required to bring identification. To be eligible for some agencies, proof of residence is also required.

The MARC will be open from 1-7 p.m. on Aug. 16 and 17, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, located at 336 Morgan Street in Tracy.