ATLANTA, Ga. -- Disaster Recovery Centers operated by the Alabama Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency opened Tuesday in DeKalb and Marshall counties for those affected by severe spring storms and tornadoes of late April.
The Disaster Recovery Centers in DeKalb County are located at:
DeKalb County Senior Center
600 Tyler Avenue SE
Fort Payne, AL 35967
Fyffe Senior Center
413 Graves Street
Fyffe, AL 35967
The Disaster Recovery Center in Marshall County is located at:
Albertville Neighborhood Facility Center
915 W. McKinney Ave.
Albertville, AL 35950
The centers are open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.
Disaster officials ask that before visiting the centers, people first register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 800-462-7585. The toll-free numbers are staffed 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week until further notice. Help in all languages is available.
Once registered, staff at the recovery center can check an individual’s case, answer questions about their claim, or review information needed to process their claim. Recovery specialists also can supply contacts for other programs that may be able to help.
U.S. Small Business Administration representatives will be at the disaster center to answer any questions about the SBA’s low-interest disaster loan program for homeowners, renters, businesses and private non-profit organizations of all sizes. These loans are to repair or replace real estate, personal property and contents damaged by the storms and flooding.
Representatives will help complete and accept SBA disaster loan applications. Anyone not able to go to a Disaster Recovery Center should call the SBA Customer Service Center from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT, Monday through Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EDT, toll-free at 800-659-2955 or TTY 800-462-7585 for information and assistance, or visit the SBA Web site at www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance or send an email to email@example.com.
The Alabama Emergency Agency is Alabama's coordinating agency for disaster preparedness, response and recovery. Learn more at www.ema.alabama.gov and follow on Twitter (@AlabamaEMA).
FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.