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FEMA disaster recovery center to open Saturday in Hinesvlle

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is opening a disaster recovery center Saturday in Hinesville to provide “one-on-one” assistance to those impacted by Hurricane Matthew, according to a FEMA release.

The center, one of two opening Saturday in the area, will be at Mount Zion Church on 1370 Shaw Road. It will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Saturday, 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday.

The center will be staffed by representatives from FEMA, the state of Georgia, the Small Business Administration and other agencies to help residents fill out paperwork, check application status and more, according to the press release.

Here’s what the center will offer, according to the FEMA press release sent Friday afternoon:

Help completing paperwork and checking the status of your application.

Discuss the U.S. Small Business Administration’s low-interest disaster loans for homeowners, renters and businesses.

Meet with Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency and other federal, state and voluntary organizations for information about additional disaster assistance.

Understand how to appeal FEMA eligibility decisions.

The centers are equipped with accessibility kits that offer accommodations to meet the needs of the entire community, including people with disabilities.

 Another center is opening on Tybee Island.

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