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Adel and Valdosta Disaster Recovery Center change hours

The Glynn County Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Brunswick ceased operations permanently at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6. 

The DRCs, operated by the state of Georgia and FEMA in Cook and Lowndes counties, will remain open to continue serving Hurricane Idalia survivors, but with some change in hours of operation:

• Beginning Sunday, Oct. 8, both DRCs will be closed on Sundays.

• Beginning Monday, Oct. 9, DRC hours will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday (including Columbus Day).

Disaster Recovery Centers provide one-on-one help to people affected by Hurricane Idalia, and survivors can visit any DRC. DRCs remain open at:

          Cook County Extension Service

          206 E. Ninth St. Adel, GA 31620

          Lowndes County Civic Center

          2108 E. Hill Ave. Valdosta, GA 31601

For information about Disaster Recovery Centers, view: Disaster Recovery Center (DRC): Your Resource After a Hurricane – YouTube. To find the DRC nearest you, visit

It is not necessary to visit a DRC to apply for assistance. You can apply online at, by calling 800- 621-3362 or by using the FEMA mobile app. If you use a relay service, such as video relay (VRS), captioned telephone or other service, give FEMA the number for that service. For an accessible video on how to apply for assistance go to,

The last day to apply for FEMA assistance is Nov. 6, 2023.

For the latest information on Georgia’s recovery from Hurricane Idalia, visit, follow FEMA on X, formerly known as Twitter, at and at FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency.


FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters.

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