A FEMA Disaster Recovery Center will open Friday, Sept. 27, in Lowndes County to provide one-on-one assistance to Mississippians affected by the storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding which occurred from Feb. 22 to March 29, 2019.

Recovery specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration and other state, federal and volunteer agencies will provide information on available services, explain assistance programs and help survivors complete or check the status of their applications.

The center is located at East Columbus Gym, 222 Lawrence Drive, Columbus, MS 39702. The hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The centers will be closed on Sundays.

Before visiting a recovery center, residents are asked to register online at DisasterAssistance.gov or call 800-621-FEMA (3362).