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Three Disaster Recovery Centers To Close May 21

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Release date: 
May 17, 2011
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ATLANTA – Three Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will close permanently at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, disaster officials announced today. Applicants with questions may still call the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) toll-free helpline and access information via the Internet and mobile devices.  They may also visit any of the DRCs that continue to operate after Saturday.

"The number of registrations from these counties has declined, and we feel that the majority of those needing assistance have taken advantage of these centers' services,” said State Coordinating Officer Charley English. "Georgia Emergency Management Agency and FEMA keep DRCs open for as long as needed in each location.”

DRCs Closing at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 21:

Bartow County                                                                
Clarence Brown Conf. Center                                                            
5450 Highway 20                                                                 
Cartersville, GA  30120                    

Rabun County   
Clayton City Hall 
837 Highway 76 West
Clayton, GA  30525

Walker County
Walker Co. Ag Center   
10058 North Highway 27  
Rock Spring, GA  30739

These centers will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily until May 21

"Anyone who registers for disaster assistance may access necessary information through FEMA,”  Federal Coordinating Officer Gracia Szczech said. "This help is available from representatives staffing the helpline service and Internet sites."

Anyone needing further help and answers to their questions may call FEMA's toll-free helpline, 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).  Individuals with speech or hearing disabilities may call
TTY 1-800-462-7585 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.  Help is also available by going online to as well as by using mobile devices and going to, 24 hours a day.

The four DRCs listed below remain open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. until further notice:

Catoosa County                                
Catoosa Co. Learning Center            
36 Muscogee Trail               &...

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July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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