Tennessee Disaster Recovery Centers Closing

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April 25, 2006
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JACKSON, Tenn. ? Emergency managers in Tennessee announced today that two state-federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will close Saturday, April 29, and a third center will close the following Friday. The mobile recovery centers that have been visiting communities in the 15 declared counties also will cease operations on May 5.

Dyer County DRC
Dyer County Fairgrounds
296 James H. Rice Road
Closing Saturday, April 29
7 p.m.

Gibson County DRC
Gibson County Fairgrounds
Martha Taylor Exhibit Bldg.
1242 Manufacturer's Row
Closing Saturday, April 29
7 p.m.

Sumner County DRC
Gallatin Public Utility Bldg.
239 Hancock Street
Closing Friday, May 5
7 p.m.

?Closing the recovery centers does not mean that we are closing down registrations for disaster assistance,? said Marsha Cornish, the deputy state coordinating officer for this disaster. ?Tennesseans whose homes and businesses were damaged in the recent storms still have until early June to register with FEMA by phone or on the Internet.?

The centers are staffed by representatives of federal, state and voluntary agencies to answer questions about disaster assistance programs. Applicants also can go to DRCs to check on the status of their applications, request additional assistance, report changes in their contact information or get with help with their disaster loan applications.

"All those same services will still be available by phone," said Michael Bolch, who heads the federal disaster recovery effort in Tennessee . "People can call the FEMA help line, go to the agency's Web site or contact the U.S. Small Business Administration for help with their applications."

Individuals and business owners are urged to apply for assistance before visiting a DRC by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) . For those who are speech or hearing impaired, the TTY number is 1-800-462-7585 . Both lines are open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week. The FEMA's Web site is at www.fema.gov .

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