Two New Alabama Disaster Recovery Centers Open

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May 18, 2011
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala.Disaster recovery centers will remain open in Talladega and Bibb counties for only a few more days to serve those whose homes or businesses were affected by the Alabama storms and tornadoes.

The Talladega County center will operate from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow, May 19, when it will close for good. The Bibb County center will also operate from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. It will close Friday, May 20, at 7 p.m.

The disaster recovery centers are located at the following addresses:

Talladega County
Hepzibah Baptist Church
5329 Renfroe Road
Talladega, Ala. 35160
*This center will close Thursday, May 19, at 7 p.m.

Bibb County
The Rock Building
157 S.W. Davidson Drive
Centreville, Ala. 35042
*This center will close Friday, May 20, 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 through 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 Help is available in most languages. The deaf, hard of hearing or those with a speech disability 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’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.

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