FEMA opens disaster recovery centers in the Wiregrass

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DOTHAN, AL (WSFA) - Flood Victims are receiving help in the Wiregrass.

A month and half after the torrential rainfall in the wiregrass and after weeks of cleaning up; people in southeast Alabama are working hard to repair flood damage.

"We're deodorizing the carpet, it smells really bad," says Becky Haynes.

Now a week after President Obama's disaster declaration for the state, FEMA officials are now manning a disaster recovery center in Houston County.

"We're here to answer any questions," says Paul Buffington with FEMA.

People who suffered flood damage can come to the center and meet with workers who'll review their damage claims and tell them what type of assistance they can receive.

"The inspector will go out ensure they're us citizens and verify the damage at the property from there it is turned over to a case worker, and they'll determine if more information is needed or what kind of award is sent to them," says Buffington.

FEMA officials say they'll remain open for as long as they're needed.

Recovery centers are also open in Geneva and Covington counties.  People can also register with FEMA by calling 1-800-621-3362

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