ATLANTA – Disaster recovery centers are open today in Gulfport, Pascagoula, Picayune, Poplarville and Waveland to help those with storm losses caused by Hurricane Isaac.
Center hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day until further notice.
The center locations are:
Hancock County Resource Center
454 Hwy 90
Waveland, MS 39576
Jackson County Fairgrounds
4761 Vega St.
Pascagoula, MS 39567
County Farm Road Community Shelter
15035 County Farm Rd.
Gulfport, MS 39503
Pearl River County
Mississippi National Guard Armory
1251B Hwy 11 South
Picayune, MS 39466
Pearl River County
Baker Maid Building
403 South Main St.
Poplarville, MS 39470
Representatives of the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration will be at the centers to explain assistance programs and help survivors apply for disaster aid.
Before going to a disaster recovery center, people with storm losses are encouraged to register with FEMA.
Survivors can register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or via smartphone by going to FEMA’s mobile site at m.fema.gov. Applicants may also call 800-621-3362 or (TTY)
800-462-7585. If you use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services call 1-800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.
Federal disaster assistance can include grants for rental assistance and home repairs, low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help recover from the effects of the disaster.
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.
Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call 800-462-7585.
FEMA’s temporary housing assistance and grants for public transportation expenses, medical and dental expenses, and funeral and burial expenses do not require individuals to apply for an SBA loan. However, applicants who receive SBA loan applications must submit them to SBA loan officers to be eligible for assistance that covers personal property, vehicle repair or replacement, and moving and storage expenses.