Lamar County Disaster Recovery Center hours changing

Lamar County Disaster Recovery Center hours changing
The Federal Emergency Management Agency approved a grant for $1 million to construct a stand-alone community safe room outside of Hattiesburg. (Photo source: FEMA)

LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - The Lamar County Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will be changing their hours starting Saturday.

Hours of operation will be Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

FEMA officials said around 80 percent of the storm victim claims have been evaluated. They expect the center to close February 12, but will extend hours if needed.

Lamar County's DRC will be located at the Lamar County Community Shelter, at 105 Central Industrial Row, Purvis, MS 39475.

Residents affected by the storms are urged not to wait to apply for assistance. Residents may also apply for aid online or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA(3362).

There are also three other ways to apply for assistance:

FEMA is urging those who can to apply online and not wait until the centers are open.

Victims can also apply for aid by calling 1-800-621-FEMA.

FEMA representatives said tornado victims can use their app that is available for Android and Apple devices to register.

Items needed to apply:

  • 1 social security number per household
  • Address of damaged home
  • description of damage
  • insurance information
  • a working telephone number
  • current mailing address
  • bank account number, routing number for direct deposits