FEMA opens more Disaster Recovery Centers adjusts hours of operations

They have been added to multiple counties

FEMA opens more Disaster Recovery Centers adjusts hours of operations

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Disaster Recovery Centers opened Saturday, Oct. 20, in Dougherty, Early, Miller, and Seminole counties, to help residents through the assistance process after damage and losses suffered during Hurricane Michael. More DRCs have continued to open as FEMA has expanded its presence in Southwest Georgia to assist with recovery efforts.

On Nov. 7, FEMA announced a minor adjustment to the hours the DRCs will be open along with more locations opening in Southwest Georgia to help expedite recovery assistance for those affected by Hurricane Michael.

Representatives from the State of Georgia, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are at the center to answer questions about disaster assistance and low-interest disaster loans for homeowners, renters and businesses. They can also help survivors apply for federal disaster assistance.

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Hours of operation at the centers have changed to the following:

  • Mon – Sat.: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.  
  • Sunday: 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

The following locations will be serving as Disaster Recovery Centers:

Baker County

  • Baker County Senior Center, 439 Hwy. 91, Newton, GA 39870

Calhoun County

  • Morgan City Hall, 54 Court Street, Morgan, GA 39866
    • Will be open from Friday, November 2, and will stay open until Wednesday, November 7. It will reopen on Friday, November 16 and stay open until Wednesday, November 21.

Clay County

  • Georgia Department of Human Services, Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS), 200 Wilson Street (Senior Citizen Community Center), Fort Gaines, GA 39851   
    • Will be open from Friday, November 2, and will stay open until Wednesday, November 7. It will reopen on Friday, November 16 and stay open until Wednesday, November 21.

Crisp County

  • Farm Service Agency Crisp County/UGA Extension Office, 110 West 13th Avenue, Cordele, GA 31015
    • Will be open from Thursday, November 8, and will stay open until Tuesday, November 13. It will reopen on Friday, November 23 and stay open until Tuesday, November 27.

Decatur County

  • Decatur County Memorial Coliseum, 600 South Wheat Avenue, Bainbridge, GA 39819

Dougherty County

  • Dougherty County Schools Technology Office, 300 Cason Street, Albany, GA 31705
  • Albany technical College’s Kirkland Hall, 1704 South Slappey Boulevard, Albany, GA 31701

Early County

  • Early County Alternative School, 544 Howell Street, Blakely, GA 39823

Grady County

  • Grady County Agricultural Center, 65 11th Avenue Northeast, Cairo, GA 39828 
    • Will open on Thursday, November 15 and stay open until Tuesday, November 20.

Lee County

  • Century Fire Station, 934 U.S. Highway 19 South, Leesburg, GA 31763
    • Will be open from Thursday, November 8, and will stay open until Tuesday, November 13. It will reopen on Friday, November 23 and stay open until Tuesday, November 27.

Miller County

  • First Baptist Church, 351 East Pine Street, Colquitt, GA 39837

Mitchell County

  • Mitchell County Emergency Medical Service Building, 4767 U.S. Highway 37, Camilla, GA 31730
    • Will open on Thursday, November 15 and stay open until Tuesday, November 20.

Randolph County

  • Randolph County Chamber of Commerce (Old County Courthouse), 51 Court Street, Cuthbert, GA 39840 
    • Will be open from Friday, November 9, and will stay open until Wednesday, November 14. It will reopen on Friday, November 23 and stay open until Wednesday, November 28.

Seminole County

  • Spring Creek Baptist Church, 2635 Hwy. 253, Donalsonville, GA 39845
  • Spring Creek Baptist Church, 2635 U.S. Highway 253, Donalsonville, GA 39845

Sumter County

  • Georgia National Guard Armory, 901 Adderton Street, Americus, GA 31719 
    • Will be open from Friday, November 9, and will stay open until Wednesday, November 14. It will reopen on Friday, November 23 and stay open until Wednesday, November 28.

Terrell County

  • Terrell County Courthouse/Judge’s Chamber, 499 Roundtree Dr. SW, Dawson, GA 39842

Thomas County

  • Emergency Operations Center/Firestation #3 (in front of the YMCA), 1202 Remington Avenue, Thomasville, GA 31792
    • Will be open from Thursday, November 8, and will stay open until Tuesday, November 13. It will reopen on Friday, November 23 and stay open until Tuesday, November 27.

Tift County

  • Tift County Special Programs Building, 202 Baldwin Drive, Tifton, GA 31794
    • Will be open from Friday, November 9, and will stay open until Wednesday, November 14. It will reopen on Friday, November 23 and stay open until Wednesday, November 28.

Turner County:

  • Turner County Civic Center, 354 Lamar Street, Ashburn, GA 31714 
    • Will be open from Friday, November 2, and will stay open until Wednesday, November 7. It will reopen on Friday, November 16 and stay open until Wednesday, November 21.

Worth County

  • Worth County Community Center, 1301 North Monroe Street, Sylvester, GA 31791
    • Will open on Thursday, November 15 and stay open until Tuesday, November 20.

It is not necessary to visit a center to register for and receive federal disaster assistance. To be eligible for federal aid under FEMA’s Individual Assistance Program, damage must have occurred because of Hurricane Michael on October 8, 2018 and continuing.

If possible, survivors should register with FEMA before visiting a recovery center. Residents in Baker, Crisp, Decatur, Dougherty, Early, Grady, Lee, Miller, Mitchell, Seminole, Terrell, Thomas and Worth counties, can register for assistance by the following methods:

  • The quickest way to apply for federal assistance is  online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov .
  • Survivors may also apply by phone at 800-621-3362 or  800-462-7585 (TTY).
  • The toll-free numbers are open from 7 a.m. to  11 p.m. ET, seven days a week.

Find out what to expect after applying for FEMA:

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