CLINTON, Miss. -- To speed the recovery from the May 1-2 storms, tornadoes and flooding, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and Federal Emergency Management Agency dispatched Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers to Lafayette and Tippah counties Monday. An existing center continued to operate in Alcorn County.
All recovery centers will operate this week Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.to 7 p.m. The Alcorn County location will also be open Saturday 8 a.m.to 7 p.m. The locations are as follows:
Open until further notice
2800 South Harper Road
Corinth, MS 38834
Open May 17-21
Abbeville Baptist Church
15 East Long Street
Abbeville, MS 38601
Open May 17-21
Harmony Baptist Church
28960 Highway 15
Walnut, MS 38683
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.
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.