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Disaster Recovery Center in Albany to close as FEMA deadline passes

Release date: 
March 17, 2017
Release Number: 
NR023

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. – The state of Georgia/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in the former Albany Police station will end operations Monday, March 27, at 7 p.m.

March 27 is also the deadline for those who suffered damage from the January tornadoes and flooding to register with FEMA for federal disaster assistance.

The center, at 1721 East Oglethorpe Blvd., is open the following hours:

  • Weekdays - 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 20-24
  • Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. on March 18 and 25;
  • Closed Sundays

Hours on Monday, March 27 will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

As the Disaster Recovery Center closes, those affected by the January storms are reminded that FEMA is a phone call, a mouse click and the FEMA app away.

Those who have not yet registered with FEMA may do so by calling the Helpline, online or via the FEMA app.

Stay in touch with FEMA through the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362. Persons who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY may call 800-462-7585. If you use 711 or VRS you can still use the Helpline number.

With any computer, smartphone or tablet, log onto DisasterAssistance.gov. The FEMA mobile app is available for download from Google Play, the Apple App Store or fema.gov/mobile-app.

The toll-free numbers are open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Help is available in most languages, and information on the registration process is available in ASL at http://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/videos/111546.

For those who have applied for low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, the number for the SBA Customer Service Center is 800-659-2955 (Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals may call 800-877-8339). The website for disaster questions and information is sba.gov/disaster.     

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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: 
January 3, 2018 - 12:01