Four Disaster Recovery Centers Open Until Saturday

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Release date: 
June 15, 2011
Release Number: 
1971-093

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Disaster survivors will have their last chance to visit four Birmingham-area disaster recovery centers this week.

The following centers will close permanently at 6 p.m., Saturday, June 18:

Calhoun County                                    Fayette County
Webster’s Chapel Methodist Church         Berry Civic Center
1581 A.P. Hollingsworth Rd.                    30 School Rd.
Wellington, AL  36279                             Berry, AL 35546

Tuscaloosa County                                Walker County
Holt Elementary School                           Bevill State Community College
1001 Crescent Ridge Rd.                         101 State St.
Tuscaloosa, AL  35404                            Sumiton, AL  35148

Since opening in early May, recovery specialists have provided one-to-one help to nearly 1,500 individuals, households and businesses.

The Alabama Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency monitor visitor traffic at all Alabama recovery centers. A center closes if the information needs of a community have decreased.

Survivors always can stay in touch with FEMA by choosing the helpline option at
800-621-FEMA (3362) or 800-462-7585 (TTY) for people with speech or hearing disabilities. The toll-free numbers are staffed 7 a.m. – 10 p.m., seven days a week until further notice. Multilingual registration assistance is available at both numbers. For online registration, visit www.DisasterAssistance.gov.

Helpline staff can direct area residents to any of the fifteen remaining recovery centers if face-to-face guidance or help is needed. The closest one also can be found by going to www.fema.gov/drclocator.

Center operating hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The centers are closed Sundays.

The centers provide survivors a one-stop location to get information to help them through the recovery process. Representatives from AEMA, FEMA, U.S. Small Business Administration and other agencies staff the centers to explain disaster assistance programs and help survivors through the recovery process.

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, nation...

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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