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Disaster Recovery Help Available Now in Quitman County

OXFORD, Miss. – A disaster recovery center is open in Quitman County to provide assistance to survivors of the December storms, tornadoes and floods that struck Mississippi.

The recovery center is run jointly by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and hosts representatives of federal and state agencies who can explain the various programs designed to help survivors recover.

The center is located at the Marks Fire Department, 108 W. Main St. in Marks.  It is open Monday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., until further notice.

Survivors with storm-related losses are encouraged to register for assistance before going to the disaster recovery center by calling 800-621-3362 or (TTY) 800-462-7585. Those who use 711 or Video Relay Services can call 800-621-3362 to register. Online registration is available atwww.DisasterAssistance.gov using a computer, tablet, iPhone, Android or other mobile device.

Any survivor who needs reasonable accommodations when visiting the center may request them by calling the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362.

Businesses, homeowners and renters can apply for low-interest disaster loans at www.SBA.gov/disaster or by calling SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (deaf or hard of hearing may call 800-877-8339).

Disaster recovery centers are also open in Coahoma County at the Clarksdale Civic Auditorium, 506 E. Second St. in Clarksdale, in Benton County at the Ashland Fire Department, 60 Third St. in Ashland, and in Marshall County at the Spring Hollow Plaza, 198 N. Memphis St. Disaster survivors can visit any center to receive help.

 

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