Gatlinburg Disaster Recovery Center Ends Operations Feb. 10

The Gatlinburg disaster recovery center will end operations Friday but survivors of the Sevier County wildfires still have until Monday to register with FEMA for disaster assistance.

The recovery center will operate from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. this week and end operations at close of business Friday.

Location:
Gatlinburg Community Center 156 Proffitt Rd.
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

After the center closes, disaster survivors whose homes or businesses were affected by the wildfires can still get updates about applications, learn about the appeals process or check the status of their claims.

Here’s how:
• Online at DisasterAssistance.gov (also in Spanish).
• Download the FEMA mobile app (also in Spanish).
• Call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (FEMA). Persons who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY may call 800-462-7585. Toll-free numbers are open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
• Help is available in most languages.

Less than a week is left for individuals and households and those who were working in or visiting Sevier County to register for assistance for the Nov. 28 to Dec. 9 wildfires. The registration deadline is Feb. 13.

Recovery officials encourage wildfire survivors who registered for disaster assistance to stay in touch with FEMA. If survivors change addresses or phone numbers they should contact FEMA to update their information. Missing or erroneous information could result in delays in receiving assistance.

For updates on Tennessee’s wildfire response and recovery, follow @FEMARegion4 on Twitter and visit TNEMA.org, MountainTough.org and fema.gov/disaster/4293.

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

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