Survivors Have Until Friday to Visit Disaster Recovery Center in Columbus

JACKSON, Miss. – Disaster survivors have until 6 p.m. Friday, June 6, to visit the disaster recovery center in Columbus. The center remains open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily until 6 p.m. Friday. The centers located in Louisville and Tupelo will remain open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday until further notice.

After Friday, disaster survivors in Mississippi can still get help by calling the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585.) People who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY should call 800-462-7585. Lines are open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (central time) and assistance is available in multiple languages. Survivors can also visit either of the other two disaster recovery centers that remain open.

Disaster recovery center locations and hours

Open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. until 6 p.m. Friday, June 6:

  • 222 Lawrence Drive, Columbus, Miss.

Open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday until further notice:

  • 320 Court St., Tupelo, Miss.
  • 826 S. Church Ave., Louisville, Miss.

If possible, survivors should register for FEMA assistance before visiting a disaster recovery center. At a center they can check on the status of their application and learn about recovery services available from other agencies, including the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Disaster survivors in Itawamba, Jones, Leake, Lee, Lowndes, Madison, Montgomery, Rankin, Simpson, Warren, Wayne and Winston counties may be eligible for FEMA’s Individual Assistance program.

Individuals and households in those counties can register for FEMA Individual Assistance online at DisasterAssistance.gov, via smartphone or tablet at m.FEMA.gov or by calling the FEMA helpline at 800-621-FEMA (3362). People who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY should call 800-462-7585. Lines are open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (central time) and assistance is available in multiple languages.

The deadline to register for FEMA Individual Assistance is June 30, 2014.

For more information on Mississippi disaster recovery, go to fema.gov/disaster/4175. Visit the MEMA site at msema.org or on Facebook at facebook.com/msemaorg.

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