Nashville, TN -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that the mobile disaster recovery center serving the Jackson area at 1325 East Chester Street will close down at 6 p.m. Friday, June 20. The center, which was deployed to east Jackson May 28, will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. until then.
Another recovery center at 1668 North Parkway will remain open until further notice, operating from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. One or more recovery centers have been operating in the Jackson area since May 15 in the wake of the May 4 tornadoes, and nearly 2,000 residents have visited the centers.
Disaster recovery specialists from FEMA, the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA), and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are staffing the center to explain assistance programs and answer questions from area residents who suffered losses in May's tornadoes, severe storms and flooding.
Recovery officials said that residents with disaster-related questions can also get information by calling the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). For people with hearing or speech impairment, the number is 1-800-462-7585.
Residents in disaster-declared counties have until July 7 to register for assistance by calling the toll-free numbers between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.