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Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Spalding County

ATLANTA – A FEMA disaster recovery center will open Wednesday, Jan.25 in Spalding County to provide one-on-one assistance to people directly affected by the Jan. 12 severe storms, straight line winds and tornadoes.

Recovery specialists from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration will provide information on available services, explain assistance programs and help survivors complete or check the status of their applications.

The disaster recovery center location is:

Spalding County Senior Center
855 Memorial Dr.
Griffin, GA 30223

Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.  EDT – 7 days a week.

People directly affected by the severe storms may visit the recovery center or apply with FEMA online at DisasterAssistance.gov or call 800-621-3362.

For needs directly related to the Jan.12 weather systems, FEMA may be able to provide Individual Assistance grant money that does not have to be repaid for:

  • Rental Assistance if you need to relocate because of storm-related damage
  • Personal Property that was damaged or destroyed by these weather events
  • Lodging Reimbursement if you had to stay in a hotel temporarily
  • Basic Home Repairs for homeowners whose primary residence was damaged by these weather events
  • Other Serious Needs caused by the recent storms, winds and tornadoes

In addition to the assistance listed, please note the following:

  • Only one application per household
  • FEMA does not pay for lost or spoiled food

By law, FEMA is not allowed to duplicate insurance payments or assistance provided by other sources.

Additional disaster recovery centers are expected to be announced soon.

For information on Georgia’s disaster recovery visit www.fema.gov/disaster/4685. Follow us on Twitter at Twitter.com/FEMAregion4.

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