All Disaster Recovery Centers To Close By Weekend

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April 1, 2008
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ATLANTA, Ga. -- Recovery officials in Georgia have announced the closing of all State-FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) by the end of the week (April 5).

The recovery centers will cease operations as follows:

Bartow County:
Euharlee City Hall
30 Burges Mill Road
Euharlee, GA 30145
Close: 7 p.m. Thursday

Burke County:
Waynesboro-Burke County
Recreation Center
102 GA HWY, 24 S.
Waynesboro, GA 30830
Close: 7 p.m. Thursday

Fulton-DeKalb Counties
John Lewis Arena
Morris Brown College
570 Mitchell St. SW
Atlanta, GA 30314
Close: 7p.m. Saturday

Jefferson County:
Mt. Moriah Campground
2665 Mount Moriah Road
Matthews, GA 30818
Close: 7 p.m. Thursday

Jefferson County:
Wrens Middle School
101 N. Griffin St.
Wrens, GA 30833
Transitions to Mobile DRC, 2 p.m. Thursday.
Continues operation through noon Saturday

Polk and Floyd Counties combined:
Polk County Emergency Management Office
55 Cline Ingram Jackson Rd.
Cedartown, GA 30125
Close: 7 p.m. Thursday

Following the closure of the DRCs, new registrants and applicants can register and stay in touch with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) by selecting either the registration or FEMA Helpline option when calling the toll-free Registration/Helpline at 800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 800-462-7585 for the hearing- or speech impaired. Multilingual operators are available to speak to applicants. Registration lines are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week. Online registration is available at

The closures are based on a steady decline in center visitors in the past week.

Since opening, the Matthews facility has handled 57 inquiries from area residents, the Morris Brown College facility handled 128 inquires, the Wrens Middle School facility handled 63 inquires, the Cedartown facility handled 19 inquires, the Euharlee facility handled 34 inquires and the Waynesboro-Burke facility handled 46 inquires.

To date, nearly 500 homeowners, renters or business owners in the seven federally declared counties have taken the opportunity to meet face-to-face with disaster recovery specialists from the state, FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), other government agencies and volunteer organizations.

The SBA Business Recovery Service Center at the Morris Brown College will close on Saturday. The SBA Customer Service Center's toll-free 800-659-2955 will remain in operation and is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time, Monday through Friday. Information and assistance or visit the SBA website at

FEMA coordinates the federal government's role in preparing for, preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to, and recovering from all domestic disasters, whether natural or man-made, including acts of terror.

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July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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