Two Disaster Recovery Centers To Close, But Help Is Still Available

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Release date: 
May 27, 2011
Release Number: 
1972-026

CLINTON, Miss. -- Disaster Recovery Centers in Mathiston and Winona will close at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, but tornado and storm survivors can continue to get help. Individuals can visit other centers in Mississippi or call FEMA's Helpline at 800-621-FEMA (3362).

To find the closest open center, log on to www.fema.gov/drclocator.

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

Webster-Choctaw Counties ? Mathiston Public Library, 298 Scott St. in Mathiston
Montgomery County ? Montgomery County Courthouse, 614 Summit St. in Winona

Emergency management experts from the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Small Business Administration and other agencies are at 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 disabilities 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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