published Friday, May 6th, 2011

FEMA disaster center opens in Apison

A FEMA center for Hamilton County tornado victims has opened at Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, according to a news release.

The center is in the Hulsey Recreation Center at 4870 University Drive, Hamilton County Emergency Services spokeswoman Amy Maxwell said in a news release.

Hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week.

Storm victims may apply at the center for a variety of aid through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. To speed the process, register online at or by phone at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).

Maxwell said another FEMA center is expected to open in the Tiftonia area in the next few days.

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