NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A Disaster Recovery Center is open in Stewart County to help individuals and businesses affected by the recent floods, tornadoes and severe storms. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CDT seven days a week until further notice. Its location is:
102 Natcore Drive
Dover, Tenn. 37058
Other centers are open at the following addresses:
2700 Lake Road
Dyersburg, Tenn. 38024
National Guard Armory
218 Church Street
Tiptonville, Tenn. 38079
221 North Broadway
Obion, Tenn. 38240
6465 Mullins Station Road
Memphis, Tenn. 38134
Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Small Business Administration and other agencies are staffing the centers to explain disaster assistance programs and help survivors apply for assistance.
If possible, before going to a Recovery Center, individuals with storm-related losses should register with FEMA by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362), online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov/ or by Smartphone or tablet at m.fema.gov. Individuals with a speech or hearing impairment may call (TTY) 800-462-7585. Telephone lines are open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. CDT.
Federal disaster assistance can include grants for rental assistance, home repairs, personal property losses and other serious disaster-related losses. Low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration can help eligible homeowners or business owners rebuild and recover.
As the result of a presidential disaster declaration on May 9, federal funding is available to affected individuals in Dyer, Lake, Obion, Shelby, and Stewart counties for help with losses caused by severe weather and flooding beginning on April 19, 2011, and continuing.
Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call 800-462-7585.
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.