Disaster Recovery Center To Open In Alcorn County

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Release date: 
May 15, 2010
Release Number: 
1916-001

CLINTON, Miss. -- Less than 24 hours after the major disaster declaration for Mississippi, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and Federal Emergency Management Agency will open a Disaster Recovery Center Saturday, May 15 in Corinth to serve those affected by the May 1-2 storms and tornadoes.

Until further notice, the recovery center will operate Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m.to 7 p.m., and Sundays noon until 6 p.m. at the following location:

MEMA/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center
Alcorn Arena
2899 South Harper Road
Corinth, MS  38834

At the recovery centers, people who suffered losses can get person-to-person assistance from specialists skilled in many disaster-related subjects, including available grant programs and low-interest disaster loans.

Disaster officials ask that before visiting the center, people first register online at www.disasterassistance.gov or by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 800-462-7585. The toll-free numbers are staffed 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. CDT until further notice.  Help is available in all languages.

People who suffered uninsured or underinsured damages or losses in the following counties may be eligible for disaster assistance programs: Alcorn, Benton, Tippah, Tishomingo, and Lafayette. The Disaster Recovery Center in Corinth will be open to serve anyone in these counties.

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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