FEMA Center to close Saturday



Blount County EMA director Don Roybal confirmed the FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will close on Saturday at 6 p.m. Until then, the center will be open every day from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the Oneonta Depot.

“If someone isn’t able to make that deadline, they still have the opportunity to register until midnight on July 1,” Roybal said.

Two methods of registration were announced on the Blount EMA Facebook page including calling 1-800- 621-FEMA (3262) or visiting www.fema.gov.

As of Friday, 11 individuals in Blount County had been approved for help including $88,865.68 for housing assistance and $3,189.15 for other needs assistance, according to a FEMA press release.