ATLANTA, Ga. -- Although Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Georgia counties declared eligible for disaster assistance are scheduled to be open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., there are several that will operate on a different schedule on Mother’s Day, May 8
Two DRCs are open from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.:
Voter Registrar’s Office
819 Memorial Drive
Griffin, GA 30223
Walker County Agricultural Center
10058 North Highway 27
Rock Springs, GA 30739
All other DRC locations -- Bartow, Catoosa, Floyd, Lamar, Monroe, Meriwether, Morgan and Greene, Pickens, Rabun and Troup -- will operate from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Individuals and business owners visiting any of the centers are asked to first register for assistance by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (the hearing or speech impaired can call 1-800-462-7585) from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time. An application may also be completed online at www.disasterassistance.gov.
Applications may also be completed through a Web-enabled mobile device or smartphone.
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
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.
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.