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Three New Georgia Locations Open Thursday to Assist Hurricane Survivors

Release date: 
October 29, 2018
Release Number: 
R4 DR-4400-GA NR 014

ATLANTA — Several more Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) are opening Thursday, Nov. 1, in Grady, Worth and Mitchell counties to assist Georgia residents who suffered damages and loss due to Hurricane Michael.

Residents who are uninsured or underinsured are encouraged to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (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 provide residents with an opportunity to meet face-to-face with representatives from the State of Georgia, FEMA the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and other federal partners.

The three new centers will open Thursday, November 1. Here are the locations:

Grady County
Grady County Agricultural Center
65 11th Ave. Northeast
Cairo, GA 39828

Worth County
Worth County Community Center
1301 North Monroe St.
Sylvester, GA 31791

Mitchell County
Mitchell County Medical Emergency Services Building
4767 U.S. Highway 37
Camilla, GA 31730

Thursday, Nov. 1 through Tuesday, Nov. 6
Hours are: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
On Sunday, Nov. 4, Hours are: 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The President has declared 20 Georgia counties major disaster areas, clearing the way for homeowners, renters and business owners to register for help with 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 20 declared 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 apply online at: disasterassistance.gov. The TTY number is (800) 462-7585 for those who are speech or hearing-impaired. Survivors can also register at any one of the DRC locations.

With these new additions, FEMA will be operating 15 DRCs throughout southwest Georgia, with additional locations expected to open soon. Here is a list of all DRC locations in operation, as of Nov. 1 (For days and hours of operation, go to FEMA’s DRC Locator):

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

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

Grady County Agricultural Center
65 11th Ave. Northeast
Cairo, GA 39828

Worth County Community Center
1301 North Monroe St.
Sylvester, GA 31791

Mitchell County Emergency Services Building
4767 U.S. Highway 37
Camilla, GA 31730

Thomas County Emergency Operations Center
Thomas County Fire Station (in front of
the YMCA)
1202 Remington Ave.
Thomasville, GA 31792

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

Early County Alternative School
544 Howell St.
Blakely, GA 39823

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

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

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

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

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Last Updated: 
October 29, 2018 - 18:53