Two Additional Disaster Recovery Centers Open

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September 28, 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. This brings to 12 the total number of DRCs open to serve victims of Hurricane Ivan as of Tuesday, September 28.

The new DRC locations:

Geneva County
Geneva County Farm Center
2765 East State Hwy 52
Hours: 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 9/28 only
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. thereafter
Crenshaw County
Crenshaw County AG Center
816 Airport Road
Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 9/28 only
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. thereafter

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.

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.

On 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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