Two Weeks Left To Register For Survivors Of Alabama Storms

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Release date: 
June 13, 2011
Release Number: 
1971-091

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Survivors of the recent series of Alabama storms have two weeks remaining to register for federal disaster assistance.

Survivors must register by Monday, June 27. Applications must be received by the deadline to be considered for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Small Business Administration.

The Alabama Emergency Management Agency, FEMA and its federal partners encourage any person or business owner who had storm-related damage to their home, vehicle, personal property, business or its inventory between April 15 and May 31 and has not registered to do so quickly.

Anyone in the 43 counties eligible for Individual Assistance who was impacted by storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds or floods should apply for assistance, regardless of whether they have insurance or are unsure if they are eligible. However, survivors should still contact their insurance companies and file necessary claims.

Anyone who has not registered with FEMA for disaster aid, has questions about their application or seeks more information about recovery programs should call FEMA’s toll-free helpline at 800-621-FEMA (3362). People who are deaf or hard of hearing can call (TTY) 800-462-7585. Lines are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and multilingual assistance is available. Online registration is available at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or through a smartphone or tablet at m.fema.gov.

Survivors also can register by visiting a disaster recovery center. Your closest one can be located by going to www.fema.gov/drclocator or by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362). Hours are
7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. They are closed Sundays.

The deadline to return a loan application to the SBA for physical damages is also
Monday, June 27. While survivors are not required to accept a disaster loan, completing the SBA application process is essential to receiving other assistance for impacted residents in the 43 designated counties.

Low interest disaster SBA loans are available to homeowners, renters and businesses of all sizes. They are the largest source of disaster funds to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property, making repairs to or rebuilding damaged structures to a functional condition. SBA has approved approximately $33 million in disaster loans.

To date, 81,000 survivors in Alabama have registered for disaster assistance and $53 million in FEMA assistance has been approved for individuals and households.

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.

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FEMA’s temporary housing assistance and grants for public transportation expenses, medical and dental expenses, and funeral and burial expenses do not ...

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July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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