New Alabama Disaster Recovery Center Opens Temporarily In Cherokee County

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Release date: 
May 10, 2011
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- A new disaster recovery center opened in Piedmont, Cherokee County, to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by the recent storms and tornadoes in Alabama. The center will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through May 12 at the following address:

Cherokee County
Goshen United Methodist Church
625 Alabama Hwy 9 South
Piedmont, Ala. 36272

Due to the short time-span of this disaster recovery center's operation, residents are encouraged to visit the facility as soon as possible to learn about and apply for disaster assistance programs.

Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Alabama Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Small Business Administration and other agencies will staff the center to explain disaster assistance programs and help survivors apply for assistance.

More centers will open soon in other counties designated for federal assistance.

Survivors can find the closest center by using the online disaster recovery center locator at, the FEMA helpline (800-621-FEMA), or for Web-enabled devices or smartphones.

If possible, before going to a disaster recovery center, those with storm-related losses should register with FEMA by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362), online at or by smartphone or tablet at Those with a speech or hearing impairment may call (TTY) 800-462-7585.

Federal disaster assistance can include grants for rental assistance and home repairs, low-interest loans from the SBA for property losses and other programs to help recover from the effects of the disaster.

Other disaster recovery centers are open at the following sites:

Calhoun County
Ohatchee Town Hall
7801 Alabama Highway 77
Ohatchee, Ala. 36275

Choctaw County
EMA Office
816 W. Pushmataha St.
Butler, Ala. 36904

Cullman County
1701 2nd Ave S.W.
Cullman, Ala. 35055

DeKalb County
Tom Bevill Center
115 Main St. W.
Rainsville, Ala. 35986

Elmore County
Hardin Building
40 Kowaliga Road
Eclectic, Ala. 36024

Franklin County
Russellville Parks and Recreation Center
204 Ash Ave.
Russellville, Ala. 35653

Greene County
107 Harris Ave
Eutaw, Ala. 35462

Jefferson County
Mt. Moriah Baptist Church
306 Avenue U
Birmingham (Pratt City area), Ala. 35214

Union Hill Baptist Church
7049 Taylor's Ferry Road
Bessemer, Ala. 35023

National Guard Armory
140 Cane Creek Road
Warrior, Ala. 35180

Old Ashley Furniture Store
3429 Lowery Parkway
Fultondale, Ala. 35068

Lawrence County
Moulton Recreation Center
13550 Court St.
Moulton, Ala. 35650

Madison County
Monrovia Church of Christ
595 Nance Rd.
Madison, Ala. 35757

Marengo County
National Guard Armory
2400 East Coats Ave.
Linden, Ala. 36748

Marion County
Old Indies House Plant
8741 Highway 172
Hackleburg, Ala. 35564

Marshall County
Guntersville Recreation Center
1500 Sunset Drive
Guntersville, Ala. 35976

St. Clair County
Greensport Baptist Church
9305 Shoal Creek Road

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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