HUNTSVILLE – The Alabama Emergency Management Agency and Federal Emergency Management Agency Disaster Recovery Center at the Fyffe Senior Center will close at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 12.
The center, located at 413 Graves Street in Fyffe, will re-open as a Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC), Thursday, May 13. The center will be open on the following days only: Thursday, May 13; Friday, May 14; and Monday, May 17. Business hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The SBA makes low-interest disaster loans to homeowners, renters and businesses of all sizes. Anyone who sustained damage due to the severe storms and tornadoes on April 24-25 is encouraged to submit an SBA loan application as soon as possible to be considered for low-interest loans and FEMA grants. SBA loans are available for damages to real estate, personal property, including vehicles, and business contents. Loans for economic injury are available for small businesses and non-profit organizations of all sizes.
While the Disaster Recovery Center will no longer be in operation at this location, FEMA assistance is still available for anyone affected by the storms. For disaster assistance, call 800-621-FEMA or TTY 800-462-7585 for the hearing or speech-impaired, or apply online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov.
Applicants may also visit the Albertville DRC located at the Albertville Neighborhood Facility Center, 915 W. McKinney Ave., in Albertville. Bilingual assistance and use of phones for registration is available. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Saturday, May 15 and closed on Sundays. Beginning May 17, operational hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; and 8a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday.
The Alabama Emergency Agency is Alabama's coordinating agency for disaster preparedness, response and recovery. Learn more at www.ema.alabama.gov and follow the agency 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.
Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call 800-462-7585.
FEMA’s temporary housing assistance and grants for public transportation expenses, medical and dental expenses, and funeral and burial expenses do not require individuals to apply for an SBA loan. However, applicants who receive SBA loan applications must submit them to SBA loan officers to be eligible for assistance that covers personal property, vehicle repair or replacement, and moving and storage expenses.