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Reminder: Disaster Survivors Have Until Wednesday to Visit Disaster Recovery Center in Hattiesburg - Help remains available

Release date: 
March 17, 2017
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HATTIESBURG, MS – The MEMA/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Hattiesburg will close permanently at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, 2017.  

The center is located at:

C. E. Roy Community Center

300 E. 5th Street

Hattiesburg, MS 39401

The center is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays through March 22. 

Many of the same services available at a disaster recovery center also are available by calling the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362 or TTY 800-462-7585. These toll-free numbers are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week.

MEMA and FEMA encourage Mississippi survivors who registered for disaster assistance with FEMA to stay in touch. If survivors change mailing addresses or phone numbers, they should update FEMA with the information. Missing or incorrect information could result in delays in receiving assistance.

Survivors who haven’t registered with FEMA should do so as soon as possible because the deadline to register is Monday, March 27. Register:

  • Call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 or TTY at 800-462-7585.
  • Download the FEMA Mobile App and apply.
  • If you need to speak with a FEMA employee in person, visit the Forrest County Disaster Recovery Center before it closes.

Survivors requiring a reasonable accommodation (American Sign Language interpreting, Braille, large print, etc.) while visiting the disaster recovery center may call the helpline number listed above for support. Information on the registration process is available in ASL at

For more information on Mississippi’s tornado recovery, go to or visit the MEMA site at Follow MEMA on Facebook and on Twitter @msema.



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.

All FEMA disaster assistance will be provided without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, sex (including sexual harassment), religion, national origin, age, disability, limited English proficiency, economic status, or retaliation. If you believe your civil rights are being violated, call 800-621-3362 or 800-462-7585(TTY/TDD).



Last Updated: 
January 3, 2018 - 12:01