Mobile Disaster Recovery Center Scheduled To Visit Three More Mississippi Counties

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Release date: 
October 11, 2002
Release Number: 
1436-05

Gulfport, MS -- A mobile disaster recovery center will visit six additional cities in three Mississippi counties - Pike, Pearl River and Stone - over the next week to assist residents and business owners who were affected by the September 23 through October 6, 2002, severe weather that struck southern Mississippi.

The mobile unit, provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), visited Liberty, MS in Amite County on Friday October 11.

Personnel from FEMA, MEMA and the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will be present in the centers to provide assistance and answer questions about the recovery process. The hours of operation will be from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at all locations.

Dates and locations of the mobile center visits:

Saturday and Sunday
October 12 and 13
Fire Station #2
1404 Harrison Avenue
(Corner of Harrison and Rawls Ave.)
McComb, MS

Monday
October 14
City Park
West Railroad Ave. at Hwy 48 (Bay St.)
(Next to First Bank)
Magnolia, MS

Tuesday
October 15
Main St.
(Park anywhere on Main St.)
Osyka, MS

Wednesday
October 16
Poplarville Fire Department
101 Industrial Ave.
Poplarville, MS

Thursday and Friday
October 17 and 18
Picayune Fire Department
2233 Adcox Rd.
Picayune, MS

Saturday and Sunday
October 19
Wiggins Fire Station
119 N. Bardaman St.
Wiggins, MS

Federal Coordinating Officer Michael Bolch joined MEMA Coordinating Officer Leon Shaifer in encouraging disaster assistance applicants, who need additional information regarding the status of their application, to visit one of the mobile DRC locations for further help.

Mississippians who have suffered losses in the disaster-designated counties are reminded to start the recovery process by call FEMA's toll-free number, 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). Persons with hearing and/or speech impairments should call TTY 1-800-462-7585.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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