DRC Offices Scale Back Hours

Changes are being made to the operating hours of Disaster Recovery centers in Mississippi.

Tornado damage in Mayflower, Arkansas April 28. Credit: CNN Screen Capture

Jackson, Miss.
The schedule for Disaster Recovery Centers in Mississippi will change, effective May 17.

Most centers will close at 6 p.m. and either be closed or have reduced hours on Sundays.

Residents who had damage may visit any center for assistance.

The new schedules are:

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.

Wayne County:
810 Chickasawhay St., Waynesboro, 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)

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

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.

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 the attached links.


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