Gulfport, MS -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Hancock County near Stennis Airport will move to another location on Monday, Oct. 21, federal and state disaster recovery officials announced today. The new location will be the parking lot of the Kmart store at the intersection of Highways 90 and 603 in Waveland. The DRC will operate out of a mobile operations vehicle provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. Operating hours will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
"The Disaster Recovery Center at Stennis Airport will remain open until Sunday at 4 p.m.," said Leon Shaifer , Mississippi State Coordinating Officer.
The Harrison County Disaster Recovery Center in Gulfport will continue to operate at its current location at the Gaston Hewes Recreation Center at 2608 17th Street and will operate from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
Disaster victims may still register for assistance by calling toll-free 1-800- 621-FEMA (3362). Hearing or speech impaired individuals can call TDD 1-800-462-7585.
"People wanting to check on the status of their application, or contact an inspector, for example, can call the same FEMA telephone number at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362)," said Bolch.
Disaster assistance programs include housing assistance, grants for serious needs and necessary expenses not covered by insurance or other programs, and low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration for storm-damaged homes and businesses. Disaster unemployment assistance is also available to eligible persons whose jobs were affected by the disaster.