ATLANTA, Ga. -- A disaster recovery center opened Friday in Walker County to help people whose homes or businesses were affected by recent storms and tornadoes. Normal hours for the center are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week.
However, on Mother's Day it will be open from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. The address of the disaster recovery center is:
Walker County Agricultural Center
10058 N. Highway 27
Rock Springs, GA 30739
More centers will open soon in other counties designated for federal assistance. Survivors can find the closest center by using the online disaster recovery center locator at http://asd.fema.gov/inter/locator/home.htm or m.fema.gov on a Web-enabled mobile device or smartphone.
Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Georgia Emergency Management Agency and other agencies are available to explain assistance programs and help survivors apply for disaster aid. Recovery specialists also can help disaster survivors with referrals to other assistance programs.
Before going to a center, people with storm losses are encouraged to register with FEMA online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or call 800-621-FEMA (3362). Those with speech or hearing impairment may call (TTY) 800-462-7585. Help is available in most languages.
Persons affected by the storms can also apply for federal assistance directly through a Web-enabled mobile device or smartphone by visiting m.fema.gov.
Federal disaster assistance can include grants for rental assistance and home repairs, low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help recover from the effects of the disaster.
Disaster recovery centers listed below are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week:
Catoosa County Learning Center
36 Muscogee Trail
Ringgold, GA 30736
Dade County Board of Commissioners Room
71 Case Ave.
Trenton, GA 30752
300 W. 3rd St.
Rome, GA 30161
Voter Registrar's Office
819 Memorial Drive
Griffin, GA 30223
Callaway Community Center
121 Perry St.
Manchester, GA 31816
Mike Daniel Recreation Center
1220 LaFayette Parkway
LaGrange, GA 30241