“The State-FEMA DRC will close permanently at 6 p.m. The closing is a joint decision made by the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency and FEMA,” Hughes said.
Hughes also said 34 families registered at the CSCC campus location.
“The State-FEMA recovery center in downtown Cleveland, at the old bank building on Church Street, will remain open indefinitely from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 1,463 families have applied for assistance at that location so far.”
Hughes also noted a total of 1,497 families have applied for assistance.
“Bradley County tornado survivors have been assisted in the amount of $745,251.57,” Hughes said.
That figure was as of Wednesday afternoon.
More than $3 million has been supplied statewide to tornado survivors and Bradley County had the highest registration in the 10 counties included in the declaration, according to Hughes’ compilation of reporting last week.
Hughes also said some questions regarding housing purchases have arisen.
“Some people who are rebuilding their lives sometimes ask, ‘Can I spend my FEMA grant money on a used or repossessed mobile home?’ — FEMA feels this would be an appropriate use of this money,” Hughes said.
A number of agencies are housed in the FEMA DRC, including the Tennessee Department of Human Services.
As of last week, DHS reported 1,143 Bradley County families have been assisted with food stamps during the disaster period. According to the report, 377 of those families applying were new households.
The overall assistance totaled more than $331,700.
Relief events also continue to aid Bradley Countians who suffered through the April 27 storms.
The McDonald Ruritan Club will host its monthly breakfast at the clubhouse Saturday beginning at 7 a.m. A baked goods sale will also be included and all proceeds from the breakfast and sale will go to the bradleydisasterrelief.org fund.
The Gospel Explosion will be held in Mosby Park Saturday and proceeds from that event will also go to the fund to aid storm victims.