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Two Additional Disaster Recovery Centers Open

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September 26, 2004
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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, one in Monroe County at 1:00 p.m.and the other in Baldwin County at 10:00 a.m. This brings to eight the total number of DRCs open to serve victims of Hurricane Ivan as of Sunday, September 26.

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. until further notice.

The new DRC locations:

Monroe County
Monroe DHR
25 Legion Rd.
Monroeville, Ala.
Baldwin County
Community House
300 East 16th Street
Gulf Shores, Ala.

The DRC locations previously opened:

Mobile County
South Mobile County
Alabama Port Fire Department
3280 Hwy 188
Coden, Ala.

Mobile County
Saraland Civic Center
716 Mae St.
Saraland, Ala.

Baldwin County
Loxley Civic Center
4198 Municipal Park Dr. (off State Hwy. 59)
Loxley, Ala.

Escambia County
The former Fred’s Store
120 Lindberg St.
Atmore, Ala.

Escambia County
Escambia County Agricultural Science Center
175 Agscience Dr.

Conecuh County
Evergreen Fire Station
434 Rural St.
Evergreen, Ala.

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.

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July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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