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Second Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Seminole County

Release date: 
October 27, 2018
Release Number: 
R4 DR-4400-GA NR 013

ATLANTA -- State and federal officials announce the opening of a second Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Seminole County to assist the survivors of Hurricane Michael.

The new center will open:

Monday, October 29
Seminole County
First Baptist Church
409 Woolfork Ave.
Donalsonville, GA 39845
Hours: Monday-Saturday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m.


With this new addition, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be operating 12 DRCs throughout southwest Georgia, with additional locations expected to open soon. Residents who are uninsured or underinsured are encouraged to register with FEMA before visiting a DRC. Applicants with homeowner’s or flood insurance should file a claim immediately with their insurance company, then apply for disaster assistance.

DRCs give survivors a chance to meet face-to-face with recovery specialists who can answer questions about temporary housing, home repairs, replacement of damaged personal property and other disaster-related needs, such as medical, dental or transportation costs not covered by insurance or other programs.

The President has declared 20 Georgia counties major disaster areas, clearing the way for homeowners, renters and business owners to register for help. The counties are: Baker, Decatur, Dougherty, Early, Miller, Seminole, Crisp, Grady, Lee, Mitchell, Terrell, Thomas, Worth, Calhoun, Clay, Laurens, Randolph, Sumter, Tift and Turner counties.

Eligible applicants can register for assistance by calling: (800) 621-3362, or applying online at: The TTY number is 1-800-462-7585 for those who are speech or hearing-impaired. Survivors can also register at any one of the DRC locations.

Here are the DRC locations (For days and hours of operation, go to FEMA’s DRC Locator):
Early County Alternative School
544 Howell St.
Blakely, GA 39823

First Baptist Church-Gymnasium
351 East Pine St.
Colquitt, GA 39837

Spring Creek Baptist Church
2635 U.S. Highway 253
Donalsonville, GA 39845

Dougherty County School System
(Tech Office)
300 Cason St.
Albany, GA 31705

Albany Technical College
Kirkland Hall
1704 South Slappey Blvd.
Albany, GA 31701

Decatur County Memorial Coliseum
600 South Wheat Ave.
Bainbridge, GA 39819

Baker County Senior Center
439 Highway 91 North
Newton, GA 39870

Terrell County Courthouse/Judge’s Chamber
499 Roundtree Dr. Southwest
Dawson, GA 39842

Century Fire Station
934 U.S. Highway 19 South
Leesburg, GA 31763

Crisp County Government Center
210 South 7th St.
Cordele, GA 31015

Thomas County Fire Station (In front of YMCA)
1202 Remington Ave.
Thomasville, GA 31792

First Baptist Church
409 South Woodfork Ave.
Donalsonville, GA 39845


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Last Updated: 
October 27, 2018 - 13:20