Sat., October 3, 2009 7:53am (EDT)

FEMA Relief Centers Open This Weekend
By Valarie Edwards
Updated: 5 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
FEMA's Dianna Gee speaking with Buzz Weiss from GEMA. FEMA representatives are open across the state this weekend. (photo by Carl Zornes)
FEMA's Dianna Gee speaking with Buzz Weiss from GEMA. FEMA representatives are open across the state this weekend. (photo by Carl Zornes)
Clean-up continues in the wake of the mid-September floods that left thousands of Georgians homeless.

This weekend more than a dozen disaster relief centers will be open throughout the state, staffed with representatives of federal, state and local organizations.

Dianna Gee is a first responder with FEMA - the Federal Emergency Management Agency:

"We provide information on crisis counseling, disaster unemployment assistance, legal services and more."

Following President Barack Obama's September 24 disaster relief declaration, FEMA has approved nearly $23 million in disaster assistance grants.

Georgia has 14 centers throughout North and Central Georgia. The hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.

To find a disaster relief center near you, click here.


Contributors: Carl Zornes