MOBILE, Ala. -- The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that all disaster assistance operations will observe regular hours on Monday, Jan. 17 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
FEMA’s Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Tillmans Corner and Atmore will be open to assist applicants from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Gulf Shores DRC will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The toll-free registration number and Helpline will be open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. To register for assistance or to get information about the status of an application, call 1-800-462-FEMA (3362). Persons with hearing or speech impairments can call 1-800-462-7585. Online registration is also available at www.fema.gov.
The deadline to register for assistance is March 3.
FEMA prepares the nation for all hazards and effectively manages federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. FEMA also initiates mitigation activities, trains first responders, and manages the National Flood Insurance Program and the U.S. Fire Administration. FEMA became part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on March 1, 2003.