CLINTON, Miss. -- The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and Federal Emergency Management Agency will open Disaster Recovery Centers in Benton and Tishomingo counties Saturday. An existing center continues to operate in Alcorn County.
All recovery centers are open 8 a.m.to 7 p.m. and are closed Sundays. The Benton and Tishomingo locations will be open through Thursday, May 27, while the Alcorn County center will operate Monday through Saturday until further notice. The locations are as follows:
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Ashland Volunteer Fire Dept.
Chamber of Commerce Building
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.
Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call 800-462-7585.
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.