Disaster Recovery Center opens in Coahoma County for flooding - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Disaster Recovery Center opens in Coahoma County for flooding

Flooding in Clarksdale (Source: WMC Action News 5) Flooding in Clarksdale (Source: WMC Action News 5)
COAHOMA CO., MS (WMC) -

A disaster recovery center has opened in Coahoma County to give assistance to survivors of the flooding that started March 9. There are also plans to open centers in Bolivar and Washington counties later this week.

The centers are run by both the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Representatives from state and federal agencies are set up in the center to explain the various programs available to residents to help them recover.

The Coahoma center is located at: 

Clarksdale Civic Center

506 E. Second St.

Clarksdale, MS 38614

The center is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays until further notice. Residents with flood-related losses are encouraged to register for assistance before going to the disaster recovery center by calling FEMA's hot line at 800-621-3362. Survivors can also register online at DisasterAssistance.gov.

For more information on Mississippi’s flood recovery, go to fema.gov/disaster/4268 or visit the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency site at msema.org.

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