Claiborne County Disaster Recovery Center to Close; Help is Still Available

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Release date: 
June 16, 2011
Release Number: 
1983-020

CLINTON, Miss. -- The Disaster Recovery Center in Claiborne County will close at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, but survivors of the Mississippi River flooding still can get help.

Those who already have registered with FEMA can visit another center in Mississippi or call FEMA's Helpline at 800-621-FEMA (3362).

The center closing in Claiborne County is at the William Ross Administration Bldg., 504 Market St., Port Gibson.

The DRC in adjacent Warren County remains open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. That DRC is located at the previous All Pro Auto Sales, 2127 Washington St., Vicksburg.

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.

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. People with mobile devices can register at m.fema.gov.

Mississippians also can register using (TTY) 800-462-7585 or videophone via 711, the Mississippi Relay Service. FEMA will assist anyone with a disability who needs help registering -- just ask.

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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