Jackson Disaster Recovery Center To Close; Help Is Still Available

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Release date: 
May 31, 2011
Release Number: 
1972-028

CLINTON, Miss. -- The Disaster Recovery Center in Jackson will close at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31, but tornado and storm survivors still can get help. Those who already have registered with FEMA can visit other centers in Mississippi or call FEMA's Helpline at 800-621-FEMA (3362).

Centers are staffed with emergency management experts from the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Small Business Administration and other agencies who can answer questions about disaster assistance programs.

To find the closest open center, log on to www.fema.gov/drclocator. All DRCs are open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

The Hinds County center that is closing is in the Golden Keys Community Center, 3450 Albermarle Rd. in Jackson.

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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