New pop-up disaster recovery site available to residents in Henry County

Officials in Henry County have opened a local disaster recovery site for residents after a wave of tornados hit several counties in Georgia. Henry County was one of seven areas directly impacted by the storms.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, set up a mobile recovery site in Locust Grove following a federal disaster declaration from Gov. Brian Kemp for residents in the seven counties. County officials say people in the neighborhoods of Locust Grove are still recovering from the aftermath of the tornados.

The site is a one-stop shop for services located in Locust Grove. Residents can get one-on-one help to register for assistance and submit for lodging or displacement reimbursements. 

Nate Custer, the media relations specialist with FEMA, says that over 800 people have registered for recovery resources throughout Henry County.

“Everybody’s kind of pitching in, whether it’s dealing with collecting donations and providing donated household items, food and clothing to these residents who have been affected…we are here to help people. That’s what it’s all about,” Custer said.

According to FEMA, the Locust Grove site will stay open until further notice, but residents must register before applying for assistance. They can do so at the physical location or online.