Disaster Recovery Centers In Two Counties To Close, But Assistance Is Still Available

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May 15, 2011
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CLINTON, Miss -- Disaster Recovery Centers – one in Hinds County and one in Greene County - will close at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17, but tornado and storm survivors can continue to register for assistance at 12 other centers in Mississippi or on FEMA's Helpline at 800-621-FEMA (3362)

A locator for the centers can be found at www.fema.gov/drclocator  .

In Hinds County, the center at the Clinton Public Works Facility, 527 Spring Ridge Rd., will close.  The Hinds County center at the Golden Keys Community Center, 3450 Albermarle Rd., in Jackson will remain open until further notice.

In Greene County, the center is closing at the Leakesville Community Center, 1627 Center Street., in Leakesville.

Emergency management experts from the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Small Business Administration and other agencies staff the centers to explain disaster assistance programs. Before visiting a center, eligible people with storm-related losses should register with FEMA by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362) or online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov. Help is available in most languages. Those with speech or hearing impairment can call (TTY) 800-462-7585.

Persons affected by the storms and tornadoes also can apply for federal assistance through a web-enabled mobile device or smartphone. Visit m.fema.gov and follow the link to apply online for federal assistance and other recovery help.

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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