MOBILE, Ala. -- The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) announced today that two more Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) opened in Mobile County and in Escambia County. This brings to six the total number of DRCs open to serve victims of Hurricane Ivan as of Friday, September 24.
Disaster victims are urged to register for assistance first by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). The TTY number is 1-800-462-7585 for those who are speech- or hearing-impaired. The centers provide people with an opportunity to meet face-to-face with recovery specialists.
All DRCs are open from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The new DRC locations:
South Mobile County
Alabama Port Fire Department
3280 Hwy 188
The former Fred’s Store
120 Lindberg St.
The DRC locations previously opened:
Saraland Civic Center
716 Mae St.
Escambia County Agricultural Science Center
175 Agscience Dr.
Loxley Civic Center
4198 Municipal Park Dr. (off State Hwy. 59)
Evergreen Fire Station
434 Rural Street
Representatives of state, federal, and voluntary agencies, as well as loan officers from the U.S. Small Business Administration, will be on hand to answer questions and provide recovery information. Written materials about various assistance programs are also available to individuals and business owners.
March 1, 2003, FEMA became part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. FEMA's continuing mission within the new department is to lead the effort to prepare the nation for all hazards and effectively manage federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. FEMA also initiates proactive mitigation activities, trains first responders, and manages the National Flood Insurance Program and the U.S. Fire Administration.