Storm Briefing

Monroe County
Facility to offer child care
– SMITHVILLE – The GELI Promise School, a temporary child care facility licensed by the state of Mississippi and funded by the Gilmore Foundation through the Gilmore Early Learning Initiative, will open May 23 to provide free child care for parents while they deal with effects of the recent tornado.
The school, which is for Smithville residents with children between 6 weeks and 8 years old, is now accepting registration applications and will operate until the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year.
Located at Cross Bound Church, 60026 F.B. Boozer Lane, the GELI Promise School will offer child care to Smithville residents at no cost. Hours of operation are from 6:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Applications are available at the POD in Smithville.

Centers hours to change
– HOUSTON – Hours will change Monday for the FEMA Disaster Recovery Center at the Houston Civic Center on Starkville Road across from Houston High School.
The center is currently open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week, but effective Monday, the center will open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday-Saturday.
Before visiting the DRC, people with storm-related losses should register with FEMA by calling (800) 621-FEMA or visit

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