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Six Additional Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Alabama

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May 13, 2011
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Six disaster recovery centers have recently opened to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by recent storms and tornadoes.

The two most recent center openings occurred Wednesday in Marshall and St. Clair counties. These are the second center openings in each county.

All Alabama centers will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week until further notice at the following addresses:

Marshall County
Arab Recreation Center
761 N. Main Street
Arab, Ala. 35016

St. Clair County
City of Moody Facility
670 Park Avenue
Moody, Ala. 35004

The following four recovery centers also opened this week:

Fayette County
Berry Civic Center
30 School Avenue
Berry, Ala. 35545

Limestone County
Limestone County Event Center
114 W. Pryor Street
Athens, Ala. 35611

Tuscaloosa County
Shelby Park
1613 15th Street
Tuscaloosa, Ala. 35401

McDonald Hughes Center
3101 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Tuscaloosa, Ala. 35401

Representatives from the Alabama Emergency Management Agency, Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Small Business Administration and other agencies will staff the centers to explain disaster assistance programs and help survivors in the recovery process.

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 They can also call the FEMA helpline at 800-621-FEMA (3362), which is the same number to register for disaster assistance.

Before going to a recovery center, survivors are encouraged to register with FEMA by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362) or online at There are multilingual operators. Those with a speech or hearing impairment may call (TTY) 800-462-7585.

Persons affected by the storms can also apply for federal assistance through a Web-enabled mobile device or smartphone. Visit and follow the link to “apply online for federal assistance.”

FEMA Individual Assistance may include grants for rental assistance and home repairs. SBA may provide low-interest loans to individuals, renters and businesses.

Editor’s note – the following disaster recovery centers have already opened:

Cullman County
510 5th Street, SW
Cullman, Ala. 35055

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

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

Jefferson County
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

Mt. Moriah Baptist Church
306 Avenue U, Pratt City
Birmingham, Ala. 35214

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

Marengo County
Old National Guard Armory
2400 East Coast Avenue
Linden, Ala. 30748

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

St. Clair County
Greensport Baptist Church
9305 Shoal Creek Road
Ashville, Ala. 35953

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Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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