MOBILE, Ala. -- The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) announced today the opening of a Clarke County Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Grove Hill. This brings to 13 the total number of DRCs open to serve victims of Hurricane Ivan as of Saturday, October 2.
New DRC opening:
Grove Hill NG Armory
22511 Hwy. 84E
Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Oct. 2 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.
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.