Two Disaster Recovery Centers Open Until Saturday

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Release date: 
June 15, 2011
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Disaster survivors will have their last chance to visit two Huntsville-area disaster recovery centers this week.

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

Franklin County                                            Limestone County
Russellville Parks and Recreation Building        Limestone County Event Center
204 Ash Ave.                                                 114 W. Pryor St.
Russellville, Ala. 35653                                   Athens, Ala. 35611

Since opening in early May, recovery specialists have provided one-to-one help to nearly 1,800 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

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

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 the 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, 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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July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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