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FEMA opens Disaster Recovery Center in Forrest County

While Hurricane Isaac may be over, help is still being given to those affected by it.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has opened a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Hattiesburg. Located at the Forrest County Community Shelter, FEMA is assisting Hurricane Isaac victims and helping with the application process as well as providing various specialists for those affected by the hurricane.  

"If they were affected, if they lost any property or their home was damaged, if they were any way adversely affected by Hurricane Isaac they should call 1-800-621-3362," says FEMA spokesperson Marvin Davis. "We've got some people from the small business administration to process low interest loans for those people who may qualify for a loan. We've got some mitigation experts who can talk about rebuilding in a safe way so they don't have these loses again and so we have a number of people that can council disaster victims on how best to recover."

"We offer low interest loans to home owners, to renters as well as businesses," says SBA Public Affairs Specialist Greg Dawson. "If you were impacted you need to come and see what assistance is available to you either from FEMA or from the SBA."

FEMA encourages Hurricane Isaac victims to call 1-800-621-3362 to get started before stopping by the Disaster Recovery Center. 

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