ATLANTA, Ga. – The three remaining Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in northwestern Georgia, serving those affected by the April 27 – 28 storms, will close permanently at 6 p.m. on Thursday,
May 26, disaster officials announced today. Survivors with questions may still call the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) toll-free helpline and access information via the Internet and mobile devices.
“The number of registrations from individuals and business owners is declining steadily, and we feel that the majority of those needing assistance have taken advantage of the services offered by these centers,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Gracia Szczech. “Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and FEMA kept DRCs open for as long as needed in each location.”
Catoosa Co. Learning Center
36 Muscogee Trail
Ringgold, GA 30736
71 Case Ave.
Trenton, GA 30752
300 West 3rd Street
Rome, GA 30161
These centers will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily until May 26
“Closing these DRCs is the result of discussions and decisions made by GEMA, FEMA, and local officials in the areas they are open,” said State Coordinating Officer Charley English. “All factors are considered. No DRC is closed without the consensus of all partners involved in their operation.”
Anyone who registers for disaster assistance may still access necessary information through FEMA. This help is available from representatives staffing the helpline services and Internet sites.
Anyone needing further help and answers to their questions may call FEMA’s toll-free helpline, 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), while 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.