NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Three new disaster recovery centers are now open in Madison, Lauderdale and Gibson counties to serve residents who sustained losses from the recent tornadoes, winds and flooding.
The centers are open every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. until further notice at the following locations:
Gibson County Disaster Recovery Center
Milan High School
7060 E.Van Hook
Milan, TN? 38358
Lauderdale County Disaster Recovery Center
Tennessee Technology Center
127 Industrial Drive
Ripley, TN? 38063
Madison County Disaster Recovery Center
Jackson Center for Independent Living
1981 Hollywood Drive
Jackson, TN? 38305
Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Small Business Administration and other organizations staff the centers to explain disaster assistance programs and help survivors apply for assistance.
Residents who live in any of the designated disaster counties may register for FEMA assistance and get help at any of the open recovery center locations.
To register or get help from FEMA:
Call the Helpline, 800-621-FEMA (3362) from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. CDT. The TTY number is 800-462-7585. Or go online to www.DisasterAssistance.gov or m.fema.gov. Before registering, it is extremely important to know the exact dates when damage occurred. You will need to provide an accurate date when you register. It is not necessary to go to a recovery center to register.
For information about U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans for homeowners, renters, businesses and nonprofit organizations, call 800-659-2955. The TTY number is 800-877-8339. Online, go to www.sba.gov.
To locate Disaster Recovery Centers in Tennessee, go to www.fema.gov/drclocator,
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 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.