Three Disaster Recovery Centers Remain Open Until Saturday

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Release date: 
June 22, 2011
Release Number: 
1971-102

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

The following centers will be open until 6 p.m., Saturday, June 25:

Marshall County
Guntersville Recreation Center
1500 Sunset Drive
Guntersville, Ala. 35976

Arab Recreation Center
761 N. Main Street
Arab, Ala. 35016

Lawrence County
Moulton Recreation Center
13550 Court Street
Moulton, Ala. 35650

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

Recovery specialists at the centers provide one-on-one help to homeowners, renters, businesses, and qualified non-profits affected by the April-May tornadoes. Survivors can also get help with completing a U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loan application before the June 27 deadline.

Completing the application may not only lead to the option of accepting a low-interest loan for rebuilding (which can be a valuable supplement to insurance benefits), but  is necessary for being considered for other types of assistance, such as reimbursement for loss of personal property or costs of transportation, moving and storage following the storms. Survivors are strongly encouraged to explore their options before the fast-approaching deadline.

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

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 who are deaf or hard of hearing. 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.

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.

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...

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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