Hinds County Disaster Recovery Center Moves to a New Location

Pearl, Miss. – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and FEMA are relocating a Mobile Disaster Recovery Center from Hinds Community College in Raymond, Miss to a new location in Bolton, Miss.

This center will open at 8 a.m. on June 27, 2024, to help survivors affected by the April 8-11, 2024, severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes, and flooding.

Specialists from FEMA, the State of Mississippi, and the U.S. Small Business Administration will be at the center to help survivors apply for federal disaster assistance, check the status of their applications, answer questions, and provide referrals to resources.

The mobile center will now be located at: Hinds County Public Works Department parking lot (look for the FEMA and MEMA signage) 10000 I-20 Frontage Road,  Bolton, MS 39041

In addition, the following recovery centers are already open:

  • Hinds County:  Smith-Wills Stadium parking lot (look for the FEMA and MEMA signage) 1200 Cool Papa Bell Drive, Jackson, MS 39216
  • Humphreys County:  Humphreys County Multipurpose Building (look for the FEMA and MEMA signage across the street from Willard Jack Trucking) 417 Silver City Road, Belzoni, MS 39038
  • Madison County:  Karl M. Banks Emergency Services Complex (look for the FEMA and MEMA signage) 1633 West Peace St., Canton, MS 39046
  • Neshoba County: Dixon Volunteer Fire Department (look for the FEMA and MEMA signage) 14800 Highway 21 South, Philadelphia, MS 39350
  • Scott County:  The Usry Voting Precinct, District 2 Building (look for the FEMA and MEMA signage) 5335 Old Highway 80, Forest, MS 39074

Centers are open:

Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Monday through Friday

8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The center is closed on Sunday.

To find the location of all open centers, visit fema.gov/drc

To apply for assistance, you must bring the following:

  • Social Security Number
  • Insurance Information
  • Damage Information
  • Financial Information
  • Contact Information
  • Direct Deposit Information

MEMA is working with federal and local partners to open more Disaster Recovery Centers in other disaster-declared counties across the state.

It is not necessary to visit a center to apply for assistance. Survivors can apply for FEMA assistance by going online to DisasterAssistance.gov, downloading the FEMA mobile app, or calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362. If you use video relay service, captioned telephone service, or others, give FEMA your number for that service. For the latest information on recovery from the April tornadoes, visit msema.org and www.fema.gov/disaster/4790. On X/Twitter follow MEMA @MSEMA and FEMA Region 4 @femaregion4.