FORREST COUNTY, Miss. - The FEMA Disaster Recovery Forrest County center is now open for victims seeking disaster relief from the March floods.
As of Sunday, FEMA reports they have helped 2,900 households register and have disbursed just over 4.4 million in grants for this disaster.
FEMA Media Relations, Kurt Pickering said, "This is financial assistance from the federal government to people or household families who have been injured in some way by the event."
The goal is to help families before the May 24 deadline.
If you would like more information you can follow the process below:
The SBA has low-interest disaster loans and are part of the FEMA grant process. Here’s how it works:
The first and most important step of the recovery process is to register. Here’s how:
Call , which is video relay service accessible.
Survivors who are deaf, hard of hearing or who have difficulty speaking may call (TTY) .
Helpline hours are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. local timeseven days a week until further notice.
Or register online at DisasterAssistance.gov.