FEMA, state officials and others will host a disaster relief center at Pine Bluff beginning Thursday, June 27, to assist flood victims.


The center will open at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Services Center, 211 W. Third Ave. This site will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 1-5 p.m. Sunday.


The disaster relief center is opening June 27 in Pine Bluff to offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in counties included in the federal disaster declaration for flooding in Arkansas between May 21 and June 14, according to a news release from the United Way of Southeast Arkansas.


Representatives from the State of Arkansas, FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and other organizations will be at the centers to explain available assistance programs and help connect survivors with resources that best match their recovery needs, according to the news release.


Residents and businesses should register for disaster assistance before visiting the center. Ways to register include:


• Online at disasterassistance.gov or disasterassistance.gov/es (for Spanish speaking individuals);


• Use the FEMA mobile app in English or Spanish;


• Call the disaster helpline at 800-621-3362 between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.