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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Madison County


Pearl, Miss. – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and FEMA have opened a Disaster Recovery Center in Madison County to help survivors affected by the April 8-11, 2024, severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding.

Specialists from FEMA, the State of Mississippi, and the U.S. Small Business Administration will be at the center to help survivors apply for federal disaster assistance, check the status of their application, answer questions, and provide referrals to resources.

The center is located at: Karl M. Banks Emergency Services Complex (look for the FEMA and MEMA signage) 1633 West Peace St. Canton, MS 39046 Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The center is closed on Sunday.

In addition, the following recovery centers are already open:

Hinds County Smith-Wills Stadium parking lot (look for the FEMA and MEMA signage) 1200 Cool Papa Bell Drive Jackson, MS 39216

Hinds County Cleon McKnight Tennis Center parking lot at Hinds Community College (look for the FEMA and MEMA signage) 605 Hinds Blvd. Raymond, MS 39154 This center will close permanently at 6 p.m. on June 25, 2024, but will relocate to serve another location in Hinds County.

Humphreys County Humphreys County Multipurpose Building (look for the FEMA and MEMA signage across the street from Willard Jack Trucking) 417 Silver City Road Belzoni, MS 39038

Neshoba County Dixon Volunteer Fire Department (look for the FEMA and MEMA signage) 14800 Highway 21 South Philadelphia, MS 39350

Scott County The Usry Voting Precinct, District 2 Building (look for the FEMA and MEMA signage) 5335 Old Highway 80 Forest, MS 39074

To find the location of all open centers, visit fema.gov/drc

To apply for assistance, you must bring the following:

• Social Security Number

• Insurance Information

 • Damage Information

 • Financial Information

 • Contact Information

• Direct Deposit Information

MEMA is working with federal and local partners to open more Disaster Recovery Centers in other disaster-declared counties across the state.

It is not necessary to visit a center to apply for assistance. Survivors can apply for FEMA assistance by going online to DisasterAssistance.gov, downloading the FEMA mobile app, or calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362. If you use video relay service, captioned telephone service, or others, give FEMA your number for that service. For the latest information on recovery from the April tornadoes, visit msema.org and www.fema.gov/disaster/4790. On X/Twitter follow MEMA @MSEMA and FEMA Region 4 @femaregion4.


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