Two More Disaster Recovery Centers Open In Alabama

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Release date: 
May 16, 2011
Release Number: 
1971-039

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Two more disaster recovery centers opened Monday to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by recent storms and tornadoes.

Sites in Jackson and Morgan counties will operate from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. and will close permanently as noted.

Jackson County
Flat Rock Community Center
662 County Road 326
Flat Rock, Ala. 35966
*This center will close Wednesday May 18 at 7 p.m.

Morgan County
Tri-County Fire Department
12132 Highway 67 South
Joppa, Ala. 35087
*This center will close Saturday, May 21 at 7 p.m.

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.

Survivors can find the closest center by using the online disaster recovery center locator at /drclocator. 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 www.DisasterAssistance.gov. Help is available in most languages. 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 m.fema.gov 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.

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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.

The social media links provided are for reference only. FEMA does not endorse any non-government websites, companies or applications.

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.

For more information on Alabama’s disaster recovery, visit www.fema.gov or http://www.ema.alabama.gov/.

For the joint Facebook page, go to www.facebook.com/AlabamaEMA. To receive Twitter updates: http://twitter.com/AlabamaEMA  or www.twitter.com/femaregion4

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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