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

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Release date: 
May 20, 2011
Release Number: 
1972-017

CLINTON, Miss. -- Disaster Recovery Centers in Clarke, Kemper, and Lafayette Counties will close at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 21st, but tornado and storm survivors can continue to register for assistance at 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 .

The centers will be operating from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. until the Saturday evening closure. Their locations are as follows:

Clarke County – Enterprise Town Hall, 500 S. River Rd. in Enterprise.
Kemper County – Kemper County Sheriff Dept., 330 Stennis Industrial Rd. in DeKalb.
Lafayette County – Anchor Baptist Church, 1009 Highway 7 South in Water Valley.

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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