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FEMA prepares for Disaster Recovery Center

The Federal Emergency Management Agency set up at the East Columbus Gym to open the Disaster Recovery Center on Friday.

Posted: Sep 26, 2019 7:02 PM

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Lowndes County EMA set up at the East Columbus Gym for the Disaster Recovery Center to open on Friday.

The Disaster Recovery Center will open Friday and Saturday morning at 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Lowndes County EMA Director, Cindy Lawrence said the center provides assistance to residents affected by the February tornado and who still have unmet needs.

The center will grant individual assistance to those whose home was destroyed, whose insurance check did not cover all the damage expenses or those who still have to relocate.

The center will also have unemployment assistance for those whose company may have been destroyed by the tornado. The Small Business Administration will be on hand to offer businesses, homeowners and renters small interest loans.

Lawrence said the center may be open for 4-6 weeks, but it will stay open as long as its needed.

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