CORDELE, Ga. -- The Baker County DRC located at 139 Roosevelt St., Newton, will close Saturday, March 17, Georgia Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster recovery officials announced today.
Hours will continue to be 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. through Saturday.
Disaster victims are urged to register for assistance before visiting a DRC by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the hearing or speech impaired. Victims can also register online at www.fema.gov or visit a DRC for more information.
Representatives of the state, federal and voluntary agencies, as well as customer service representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration, are available to answer questions and provide recovery information. Written materials about various assistance programs also are available to individuals and business owners. No cash, checks, debit cards or vouchers are distributed by FEMA at the DRC. The center is for the dissemination of information to assist in victim recovery.
FEMA manages federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident, initiates mitigation activities and manages the National Flood Insurance Program. FEMA works closely with state and local emergency managers, law enforcement personnel, firefighters and other first responders. FEMA became part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on March 1, 2003.
FEMA’s temporary housing assistance and grants for public transportation expenses, medical and dental expenses, and funeral and burial expenses do not require individuals to apply for an SBA loan. However, applicants who receive SBA loan applications must submit them to SBA loan officers to be eligible for assistance that covers personal property, vehicle repair or replacement, and moving and storage expenses.