FEMA van at Hardison Office Annex for three days

Thursday, May 27, 2010

A mobile office from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be at Marshall County's Hardison Office Annex Saturday through Monday to help county residents apply for federal assistance in recovering from torrential rain April 30-May 3.

Marshall County is one of about 50 Middle Tennessee counties that were declared a disaster area by the President this month, thereby making victims eligible for grants and other kinds of help including assistance with application forms that will be at the Hardison Office starting Saturday.

The service is important to county residents, businesses, property owners and local governments affected by the flood, County Director EMA Bob Hopkins said. His office will make facilities available inside the building that's bounded by College Street, Franklin and Fourth avenues.

FEMA's Mobile Disaster Response Center will be open noon to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday and Monday, according to Cleo Howell, spokesman for the federal agency.

"Make sure you use your money correctly from FEMA," Howell advised. "If it's for housing, it must be used for housing.

"We'll just have the mobile unit for connectivity for the computers," he said Thursday morning. "I'm assuming we'll use a room inside the building."

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