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Disaster Recovery Center Schedule Changes Begin May 17

JACKSON, Miss. (Press Release) — Beginning Saturday, May 17, hours of operation of the eight Disaster Recovery Centers open in Mississippi will change. Survivors may visit any center for assistance. The new schedules are:

Itawamba County:
265 Tishtontee Dr., Mantachie, Miss.
8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday.

Jones County:
1425 Ellisville Blvd., Laurel, Miss.
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily (unchanged).

Lee County:
320 Court St., Tupelo, Miss.
8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Lowndes County:
222 Lawrence Dr. and 381 Stadium Rd., Columbus, Miss.
8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday.

Rankin County:
601 Marquette Rd., Brandon, Miss.
8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday.

Wayne County:
810 Chickasawhay St., Waynesboro, Miss.
8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday.

Winston County:
826 S. Church St., Louisville, Miss.
8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

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. If possible, they 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 other recovery services available from other agencies, including the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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. FEMA assistance does not affect benefits from other federal programs such as Social Security, SNAP or Medicaid and is not considered taxable income.

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