FEMA Opens Memphis Office; Disaster Funds Already Flowing to TN


FEMA issued the following information Sunday night: Five days after a series of strong storms swept through Tennessee, federal, state and local response and recovery officials continue efforts to assist residents and communities. Following is a summary of information disaster survivors need to know to apply for state and federal assistance following the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that hit the state February 5 and 6:

Through Saturday, Feb. 9, 601 storm survivors have applied for federal and state disaster assistance by calling the FEMA tele-registration number.

-- 119 storm survivors have visited one of the four Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (MDRCs).

-- FEMA has already issued checks totaling $275,576 to disaster survivors who have registered with the agency.

HOW TO REGISTER FOR FEDERAL/STATE ASSISTANCE: Call (800) 621-3362 (FEMA), TTY (800) 462-7585 or online at www.fema.gov. Area locations of the MDRCs and hours are:

Jackson -- Vann Plaza, 375 Vann Dr., Suites E and F, Jackson, TN 38305 (located between Keith Short Bypass and North Highland Avenue); Hours are Mon. – Sun., 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. until further notice.

A center will open on Monday in Shelby County at the Hickory Hill Community Center,3910 Ridge Way Rd., Memphis, TN 38115; Hours are Monday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thereafter, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. until further notice.

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