FEMA has opened a Disaster Recovery Center in Wayne County to assist storm victims there. The center is set up inside the City 4 Voting Precinct in downtown Waynesboro. In all, 41 homes were heavily damaged and almost 30 families were displaced in the county last Monday due to severe storms. There are a few things that residents can take to the FEMA Center to assist with the registration process.
"They just need identification like a driver's license or proof of insurance and that's it," says Karrie Beardall, who is the manager for the Disaster Recovery Center. "If they have insurance information they can bring it if they want us to help them sign up here. They would also need social security numbers for the people in their household."
The Disaster Recovery Center, or DRC, is described as a one-stop shop to help storm victims receive the assistance they need. Until further notice, the it will be open from 8 AM until 8 PM seven days a week.