MEMA-FEMA Adjusts Disaster Recovery Center Operations

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Release date: 
May 12, 2010
Release Number: 
1906-021

CLINTON, Miss. -- Adjusting to the needs of survivors of the April 23-24 storms and tornadoes, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and Federal Emergency Management Agency will make changes to Disaster Recovery Center operations this week.

The Disaster Recovery Center at the Hamilton Community Center in Monroe County will permanently close at 7 p.m. on Thursday, followed by the closing of the center at the Eagle Lake Volunteer Fire Department in Warren County at 7 p.m. on Friday. Starting immediately, the operating hours of the four remaining Disaster Recovery Centers will be Monday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays.

Managers at the Warren and Monroe County recovery centers said traffic has significantly slowed, which is an indication that the community’s information needs have mostly been met. To date, eight Disaster Recovery Centers in locations across the state have received more than 1,200 visits from disaster survivors.

Disaster recovery officials stressed that person-to-person help is still available at other Disaster Recovery Centers open in the state, and information is also available on the web and by phone.

People can visit www.DisasterAssistance.gov or call 800-621-FEMA (3362), TTY 800-462-7585. The toll-free numbers are staffed seven days a week, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Help is available in all languages.

Until further notice, the following Disaster Recovery Centers remain open Monday to Saturday from  8 a.m. until 7 p.m, Sundays noon to 6 p.m.

Attala County
National Guard Armory
911 Highway 35 North<
Kosciusko, MS 39090

Holmes County
Ebenezer Voluntary Fire Dept.
619 Highway 14
Ebenezer, MS

Yazoo County
National  Guard Armory
2201 Gordon Ave.
Yazoo City, MS 39194

Choctaw County
Weir High School Gymnasium
265 Marion Kelly Drive
Weir, MS 39772

For more information, contact the State Emergency Joint Information Center at 866-920-MEMA (6362), or visit us online at www.msema.org. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook using the keyword MSEMA.

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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