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Disaster Recovery Centers Closing

FEMA RELEASE

JACKSON, Miss. – One day remains to visit the disaster recovery center in Waynesboro, which closes at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 28.

Also closing this week, at 6 p.m. Friday, are the disaster recovery centers in Laurel and on Stadium Road (New Hope) in Columbus.

Three remaining disaster recovery centers will be closed weekends beginning this week. They are on Lawrence Drive in Columbus, in Louisville and in Tupelo.

Mississippi disaster survivors can visit any of the disaster recovery centers open in the state. Survivors can also call the FEMA helpline for assistance at 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585.) Locations can be found by visiting FEMA.gov/DRCLocator or by calling the FEMA helpline. The new schedule is:

Closing Wednesday

Wayne County
810 Chickasawhay St., Waynesboro, Miss.
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Wednesday, May 28.

Closing Friday

Jones County
1425 Ellisville Blvd., Laurel, Miss.
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Friday, May 30.

Lowndes County
381 Stadium Rd., Columbus, Miss.
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Friday, May 30.

Remaining open until further notice

Lee County
320 Court St., Tupelo, Miss.
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday, closed weekends.

Lowndes County
222 Lawrence Dr., Columbus, Miss.
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday, closed weekends.

Winston County
826 S. Church Ave., Louisville, Miss.
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday, closed weekends.

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