POSTED: Saturday, November 8, 2008 - 11:07pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 11:59am
SMITH COUNTY—It's almost been two months since Hurricane Ike wrecked havoc on many parts of Texas, including right here in East Texas. Even though it's been a while since the disaster, some Texans are still recovering and in need of assistance.
FEMA officials were in Whitehouse Saturday to meet face to face with people still waiting to receive assistance from the government. The recovery center will be set up until Wednesday for people needing help.
Almost 720,000 people across Texas have already registered with FEMA. Almost 150 of those people in Smith County.
The Whitehouse center is scheduled to be open from Saturday to Wednesday, Nov. 8-12, to provide face-to-face assistance.
Smith County: Hours:
YMCA parking lot 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday
301 Terry St. 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday
Whitehouse, TX 75791
A complete list of centers is available at:
Residents are encouraged to register with FEMA before visiting a center. There are two ways to register: log on to www.fema.gov  or call 1-800-621-3362, TTY 1-800-462-7585. Both numbers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, until further notice.