Visit Disaster Recovery Center In Choctaw County By Saturday

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Release date: 
June 1, 2010
Release Number: 
1906-039

CLINTON, Miss. -- Help is available at the Disaster Recovery Center in Weir until Saturday, June 5. Those who still need person-to-person help with their applications for disaster assistance following the April 23-24 storms should visit the center by June 5.

At the recovery center in the Weir High School Gymnasium on Marion Kelly Drive, 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. The center will operate
8 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day through June 5.

Help is always available to Mississippians by calling the FEMA Helpline. People can register for assistance, track the status of their applications, and update mailing addresses and phone numbers. The toll-free numbers are 800-621-FEMA (3362), TTY 800-462-7585. Lines are staffed each day from  7 a.m. to 10 p.m. CDT until further notice. Help is available in all languages.

Disaster information is also available online at www.disasterassistance.gov.

People who suffered uninsured or underinsured damages or losses in the following counties may be eligible for disaster assistance programs: Attala, Choctaw, Holmes, Monroe, Oktibbeha, Union, Warren, and Yazoo. The deadline to register with FEMA is June 28.

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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