CLINTON, Miss. – Two Monroe County Disaster Recovery Centers in Smithville and on Hatley-Detroit Rd. in Amory have consolidated operations at a new location in Amory. The centers are open to help people whose homes or businesses were affected by recent storms and tornadoes.
The consolidated center is located at the Government Complex Building, 1619 Highland Dr. until further notice. The hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday thru Saturday. The center is closed Sunday.
Emergency management experts from the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Small Business Administration and other agencies are staffing the centers to explain disaster assistance programs. Before visiting a center, 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 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.