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FEMA Mobile Disaster Recovery Center opens in Georgetown

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GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – A Mobile Disaster Recovery Center was opened in Georgetown on Wednesday afternoon to serve those affected by recent flooding until 7 p.m. Wednesday night and from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily until further notice, according to a news release from Georgetown County.

The Mobile Disaster Recovery Center is located at 1295 N. Fraser St., in the parking lot of Tractor Supply Co., across from Walmart; the release states that efforts are being made to relocate the center to a more permanent location.

The Disaster Recovery Center offers a place where flood-affected residents can go to speak with representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the South Carolina Emergency Management Division, the U.S. Small Business Administration and other agencies about disaster assistance programs and how to apply for aid.

Before going to a Disaster Recovery Center, you are asked to register with FEMA.

You can register online at www.disasterassistance.gov or by calling (800)-621-3362; phone lines are open from 7 a.m until 10 p.m.  seven days a week and help is available in most languages.

If you are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY, please call (800)-462-7585.

If you use 711 or VRS (Video Relay Service) or require accommodations while visiting a center, please call (800)-621-3362.

Federal disaster aid for individuals and families can include money for temporary rental assistance and crucial home repairs for primary homes not covered through insurance, the release states.

The Small Business Administration is offering low-interest disaster loans to assist with business, homeowner and renter uninsured losses; survivors and businesses should register with FEMA first and then call (800)-659-2955 to obtain information on SBA disaster loan applications.

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