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Saturday, October 3, 2009 - 3:53am

FEMA Relief Centers Open This Weekend

Updated: 5 years ago.
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.

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