FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers

FEMA has set up more disaster recovery centers in Wiregrass area to better assist all affected by last week's tornado.

Dale and Henry County each have a disaster recovery center equipped with a mobile unit that will provide area tornado victims with information and ways to claim their damage with local, state and federal governments.

Both centers are taking applicants that might be eligible for grants, low interest loans, and other assistance to help victims get back one their feet.

FEMA public information officer Bill Lindsey says, “There are so many city programs, county programs, state programs, federal assistance programs, it's like opening a door.”

Officials are urging everyone to call the FEMA’s toll free 1-800-621-FEMA prior to coming to the disaster recovery center to ensure faster service.

Both centers will be open from 8 am to 6 pm.

In Henry County, the center will be set up daily during normal business hours at the County Shop located on County Road 53.

In Dale County, the DRC will be at the Echo Community Building on County Road 83.

Both buildings will also be accompanied with a mobile disaster recovery center.

Officials say they will remain in the area until the need is no longer present in the communities.


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