ATLANTA, Ga. -- The Spalding County Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will close permanently at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 23, 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 three DRCs that continue to operate after Monday.
“The number of registrations from this county has declined, and we feel that the majority of those needing assistance have taken advantage of this center’s services,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Gracia Szczech. “FEMA and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency keep DRCs open for as long as needed in each location.”
Closing at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 23:
Voter Registrar’s Office
819 Memorial Drive
Griffin, GA 30223
This center will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. this Friday, Saturday and Monday and also on Sunday May 22, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
“Anyone who registers for disaster assistance may access necessary information through FEMA,” State Coordinating Officer Charley English 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 www.disasterassistance.gov as well as by using mobile devices and going to m.fema.gov, 24 hours a day.
The three 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 Dade County Floyd County
Catoosa Co. Learning Center Commissioners Office Hamler Gym
36 Muscogee Trail 71 Case Ave. 300 West 3rd Street
Ringgold, GA 30736 Trenton, GA 30752 Rome, GA 30161
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.