HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Federal Emergency Management Agency officials say more than 350 people have used a FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in the 11 days it has been open at the Forrest County Community Shelter.
The Hattiesburg American reports (http://hatne.ws/Qyw3TK ) representatives from FEMA, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration are at the center to explain assistance programs and help people apply for disaster aid for losses related to Hurricane Isaac.
FEMA spokesman Marvin Davis says there also are people at the center who can refer Isaac survivors to volunteer agencies if they are not eligible for monetary assistance.
FEMA provides grants to homeowners to assist with housing or personal property loss. It also issues grants for short-term rental assistance, as well as home repair and replacement costs.
Information from: The Hattiesburg American, http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com
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