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FEMA opens third outlet for Hazard Mitigation Outreach Team

A FEMA Hazard Mitigation Outreach Team at Economy Supply is prepared to help tornado victims rebuild their homes. A FEMA Hazard Mitigation Outreach Team at Economy Supply is prepared to help tornado victims rebuild their homes.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

FEMA has opened a third outlet in Hattiesburg for homeowners wanting to get information on rebuilding their homes after the Feb. 10 tornado. A Hazard Mitigation Outreach Team has set up shop at Economy Supply in downtown Hattiesburg.

They have all sorts of tips on rebuilding stronger and safer homes.

Two other locations have already been opened at Home Depot and Lowe's in West Hattiesburg.

"We work with the state into the local communities to insure that information to build stronger and safer gets out to the public and who can utilize it throughout this time period of recovery," said Rita Egan, media relations specialist for FEMA. 

Egan said since the storm, FEMA has accepted 2,526 applications for assistance and said more than $2 million in aid for temporary housing and home repair has been approved.

She also said Saturday will be the last day that Disaster Recovery Centers in Wayne and Marion counties will be open. Three others in Hattiesburg and Petal will remain open for now.

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