Three New Alabama Disaster Recovery Centers Open

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Release date: 
May 19, 2011
Release Number: 
1971-046

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – New disaster recovery centers have opened in Blount, Calhoun and Jefferson counties to serve those whose homes or businesses were affected by the Alabama storms and tornadoes.

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.

The new centers will operate from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday until further notice. They are located at the following addresses:

Blount County
Cleveland Town Hall
62732 U.S. Highway 231
Cleveland, Ala. 35049

Calhoun County
Jacksonville Civic Center
501A Alexandria Road S.W.
Jacksonville, Ala. 36265

Jefferson County
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church
724 4th St.
Pleasant Grove, Ala. 35127

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. 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 m.fema.gov 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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