It’s been almost a month, but many families in the East are still fixing damaged houses and businesses from heavy flooding. There are many FEMA disaster recovery centers that have opened up in the East to help the flooding victims.
Recently one opened in Jones County at the Jones County Civic Center. Mark Robison was there on Sunday. He says, “we had almost five feet of water come into the downstairs level of our home and for two straight nights we moved furniture.” He came to the FEMA officials hoping to get some help with applying for a grant that will have pay for some of the damage.
At the center FEMA and SBA officials are on hand to assist flood victims applying for grants, temporary housing, and home repairs. The center plans to be open as long as they are needed.
FEMA representative, Patricia Whitt says, “"It's important that anyone applying bring as much information as possible- their social security, any insurance papers, and specific information about the damage they may have received."
Whitt says around 89 people have applied for help in Jones County so far and in all 10 counties in the east 1,800 have registered for help.