Montgomery, Al. -- The Alabama Emergency Management Agency and U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will host a fourth disaster outreach event to assist evacuees and Alabama residents affected by Hurricane Katrina in developing long-term housing solutions.
When: Saturday, January 14
National Guard Armory
1630 South Broad Street
Time: Noon to 5 p.m.
Applicant assistance specialists will be onsite to work with individuals and families on their applications for disaster aid and provide information on recovery programs including individual and household grants, and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) low-interest loans for homeowners, renters and businesses. Various local, state and federal agencies have also been invited to participate.
Individuals with disaster-related needs who have not yet registered for assistance should call the FEMA teleregistration number, 800-621-FEMA (3362). The speech- or hearing-impaired may call (TTY) 1-800-462-7585. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, until further notice. Multilingual operators can assist applicants in many languages. Registration via the Internet is available at www.fema.gov.
Prior outreach meetings were held in Anniston, York and Montgomery.
FEMA manages federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. FEMA also initiates mitigation activities, works with state and local emergency managers, and manages the National Flood Insurance Program. FEMA became part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on March 1, 2003.