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Disaster Recovery Centers: What’s Open, What’s Closed

While some Disaster Recovery Centers in Kentucky have closed permanently, other locations remain open to help survivors of the December tornadoes apply for federal assistance. The deadline to apply is Friday, Feb. 11.

To find an open Disaster Recovery Center, visit fema.gov/drc or call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362. Recovery center hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time (weather permitting) Monday to Friday, closed Sunday.

Five recovery centers are open at these fixed locations:


  • Butler Gymnasium, 600 W. Main St., Princeton, KY 42445


  • Graves County Public Library, 601 N. 17th St., Mayfield, KY 42066


  • Community Center, 108 W. Keigan St., Dawson Springs, KY 42408


  • Mike’s Old Pharmacy, 104 S. Lee Trover Todd Jr. Hwy., Earlington, KY 42410


  • Former Sears location at Greenwood Mall, 2625 Scottsville Road, Bowling Green, KY 42104


Four Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers will close permanently at 6 p.m. local time this week:


  • Old Firehouse, 1563 Greensburg Road, Campbellsville, KY 42718: Tuesday, Jan. 25


  • Cave City Police Department, 103 Duke St., Cave City, KY 42127: Tuesday, Jan. 25


  • Marion County Schools Administration Building and Marion County court Clerk: 223 N. Spalding Ave., Lebanon, KY 40033: Tuesday, Jan. 25


  • Logan County Extension Services, 255 John Paul Road, Russellville, KY 42276: Wednesday, Jan. 26

You may visit any Disaster Recovery Center and meet with FEMA staff and representatives of other federal and state agencies. Specialists at the centers are available to answer your questions, including those about delays in receiving a response from FEMA about your eligibility for assistance. They can also help to upload documents to your account.

The centers also allow access to technology equipment for those with disabilities. If you need specialized technology equipment, tell the specialist when you call the FEMA Helpline.

Survivors who are unable to visit a recovery center have other options to apply for FEMA assistance: visit DisasterAssistance.gov, use the FEMA mobile app or call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362. If you use a relay service such as video relay service (VRS) or captioned telephone service, give FEMA the number for that service. Helpline operators are available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Press 2 for Spanish. Press 3 for an interpreter who speaks your language.

Nine Disaster Recovery Centers have closed permanently:

  • Christian County: Maddux Funeral Home, 338 E. Nashville St., Pembroke, KY 42266
  • Fulton County: Old Gibson Electric Membership Corp., 1702 Moscow Ave., Hickman, KY 42050
  • Hart County: Fairgrounds Building (without a fence), 2184 S. Dixie Hwy., Munfordville, KY 42765
  • Hickman County: County Cooperative Ext. Services, 329 James H. Phillips Drive, Clinton, KY 42031
  • Hopkins County: Central High School, 6625 Hopkinsville Road, Madisonville, KY 42431
  • Lyon County: Old Convention Center, 3311 Lee. S. Jones Park Road, Eddyville, KY 42038
  • Marshall County: Joe Creason Community Center, 1600 Park Ave., Benton, KY 42025
  • Muhlenberg County: Neal’s Chapel General Baptist Church, State Route 81, Sacramento, KY 42372
  • Ohio County: Community Center/Justice Dept., 130 E. Washington, Hartford, KY 42127

For official information on Kentucky’s recovery from the tornadoes, visit fema.gov/disaster/4630. Follow FEMA on Twitter at FEMA Region 4 (@femaregion4) / Twitter and at facebook.com/fema.

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