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Disaster recovery centers now open in Jackson and Jasper counties

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The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have opened disaster recovery centers in Jackson and Jasper counties to help people affected by the June tornadoes.

Hours of operation for the centers are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

During service hours, homeowners and renters can meet face-to-face with recovery specialists and discuss:

  • FEMA application specialists can answer questions about application status. They also can help with new applications.
  • MEMA representatives can answer questions about unmet needs and potential state and local resources. They may make referrals to nonprofit organizations.
  • Disaster loan specialists from the Small Business Administration can explain how loans can help both homeowners and businesses. They also can provide details about loan terms.
  • Hazard Mitigation Community Education and Outreach specialists will talk with homeowners, renters, and businesses about techniques to make them and their property more resilient.

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