New MEMA disaster assistance centers to open in Lawrence, Walthall counties, others
The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency in partnership with county EMA directors will open six Disaster Assistance Centers for residents, in the newly added counties, now eligible to apply for individual assistance following the April 12 severe weather and tornadoes.
Those living in Clarke, Grenada, Jasper, Lawrence, Panola and Walthall counties could be eligible for the federal assistance through FEMA. These sites are to assist those without the means for applying online or by phone. The new disaster assistance center locations will open Tuesday at noon.
Regular hours of operation will be Monday-Friday 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Saturday 8 a.m. until noon. Centers will be closed Sundays.
Lawrence County — Lawrence EOC, 703 East Broad St., Monticello
Walthall County — Walthall County EOC, 908 Armory Road, Tylertown
Clarke County — Clarke County EMA, 642 South Archusa Ave., Quitman
Grenada County — Lewis Johnson Senior Citizen Complex, Grenada
Jasper County — Jasper EOC, 37 D West 8th Ave., Bay Springs
Panola County — Panola County Extension Building, 394 Hwy. 51 S, Batesville
- Social Security number
- Insurance information
- Damage information
- Financial information
- Contact information
- Direct deposit information (optional)
Storm victims in these counties can also apply for assistance online at www.disasterassistance.gov or by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362). Hearing and speech impaired can call 800-462-7585.