MOBILE, Ala. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) announced today the closing of the Gulf Shores Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Baldwin County on Friday, Feb. 11 at 6:00 p.m.
300 East 16th Street
Following the DRC closing, The U.S. Small Business Administration will open a Disaster Outreach Center (DOC) in the same location on Saturday, Feb.12 for anyone with questions about that process. The hours of operation will be 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Mon through Sat until further notice.
Applicants may also visit the Tillmans Corner DRC in Mobile County or access FEMA’s helpline at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) through its voicemail system. Much of the information available at a DRC is also provided through this toll-free service.
Individuals can begin the disaster application process by calling the toll-free registration number, 800-621-FEMA (3362) or 800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing- or speech-impaired. Representatives at the toll-free telephone numbers are available from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CST), Mon to Sat until further notice. You can also register online at www.fema.gov. These are the only two ways to register for federal disaster assistance.
The deadline to register for FEMA disaster assistance is March 3, 2005.
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.
Find more information about DRC hours on the following page http://www.fema.gov/press/2004/hurricane_drc.shtm.