Tornado Recovery Centers To Open

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November 16, 2002
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Birmingham, AL - Three state-federal recovery information centers will open in Alabama Sunday (Nov. 17) to help families that suffered losses in the November 5-12 tornadoes learn the status of their requests for disaster assistance and get information about assistance programs.

Those who have yet to register for assistance should do so by calling the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at 1-800-621-3362, toll-free, from any telephone. Registration is required to receive assistance.

Applicants should be prepared to give their address, phone number, social security number, gross income and casualty insurance information. The registration number for the speech or hearing impaired is 1-800-462-7585.

The recovery center locations:

  • Cherokee County at John's Grocery, 6480 County Rd. 22 in Centre.
  • Abbeville at the Old C.C. Vickery Bldg., 106 W. Washington St. Suite A
  • Walker County at the Manchester Community Center, 4625 Highway 195.

The hours of operation will be 1-7 p.m. Sunday and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily until further notice.

Disaster specialists from FEMA and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) will provide information on assistance programs and check the status of applications already in the FEMA database.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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