Short-Term Jackson County Disaster Recovery Center Opens

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Release date: 
May 20, 2011
Release Number: 
1971-048

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A short-term disaster recovery center will be open through Saturday in Jackson County to serve those whose homes or businesses were affected by the Alabama storms and tornadoes.

The Jackson County center will operate from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. until Saturday, May 21, when it will close for good at 7 p.m.

The center is located at the following address:

Jackson County
Higdon Baptist Church
28885 Alabama Highway 71
Higdon, Ala. 35979
*This center will close Saturday, May 21, at 7 p.m.

Representatives from the Alabama Emergency Management Agency, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 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 www.DisasterAssistance.gov. Help is available in most languages. People who are deaf or hard of hearing may call (TTY) 800-462-7585.

Persons affected by the storms can also apply for federal assistance through a smartphone or tablet. 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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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

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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