Eight of the 11 remaining Disaster Recovery Centers operated by the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are closing this Friday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m.

At the peak of the recovery effort 16 DRCs were open in counties across the state.  Five closed Oct 10 including the DRC in Chattooga County.

 The Walker County DRC inside the Ag Center at 10054 U.S. Highway 27 North is one of the eight centers that will close. Officials urge residents to go to the centers to meet one-on-one with specialists to get information or assistance with their recovery from the mid-September flooding. “We are closing these recovery centers because traffic in them has slowed considerably,” said GEMA Director and State Coordinating Officer Charley English. “We will have three recovery centers still open, and help is available through other sources.”