HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- The Alabama Emergency Management Agency and Federal Emergency Management Agency Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Parrish will close at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 15.
The center, located at the Parrish Church of the Nazarene, 1436 New Parrish Cordova Hwy., will re-open as a Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) Monday, May 17. The center will open on the following days only: Monday, May 17 through Wednesday, May 19. 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 most private businesses and non-profit organizations of all sizes.
People who suffered damage from the storms can register with FEMA by calling 800-621-FEMA or TTY 800-462-7585 for the hearing or speech-impaired, or apply online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov.
Applicants may also continue to visit the Parrish DRC until it closes Saturday. Bilingual assistance and use of phones for registration is available. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The Alabama Emergency Management 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.