Don’t Delay, Register Today
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama Governor Robert Bentley requested and FEMA approved on Friday, June 27, to extend the deadline to apply for disaster assistance in the nine counties affected by the April 28 to May 5 severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding. The new deadline is Tuesday, July 15.
Counties approved for FEMA assistance through the Individuals and Households Program include Baldwin, Blount, DeKalb, Etowah, Jefferson, Lee, Limestone, Mobile and Tuscaloosa.
If you, a family member or a neighbor haven’t registered yet, this extension is for you. But don’t delay registration any longer. There are four ways to register:
- Online at: www.disasterassistance.gov ;
- Web-enabled phones at m.fema.gov;
- Calling 800-621-3362 TTY 800-462-7585;
- If using 711 Relay or Video Relay Services, call 800-621-3362.
FEMA phone lines are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time seven days a week; multilingual operators are available.
The U.S. Small Business Administration’s deadline to apply for disaster recovery loans also has been extended to July 15.
SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Centers are located at:
- Elberta Town Hall, 10352 Main Street, Elberta, AL 36540;
- Fairhope Civic Center (Delchamps Room), 161 North Section Street, Fairhope, AL 36532;
- Old Navy/Marine Corps Reserve Center, 4851 Museum Drive, Mobile, AL 36608.
Homeowners, renters and businesses can apply for an SBA disaster loan at the centers, which are open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through July 15. The centers will be closed Friday, July 4. FEMA representatives are located at these centers to answer questions.
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.
FEMA’s temporary housing assistance and grants for childcare, medical, dental expenses and/or funeral expenses do not require individuals to apply for an SBA loan. However, those who receive SBA loan applications must submit them to SBA to be eligible for assistance that covers personal property, transportation, 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/AlabamaEMA or www.twitter.com/femaregion4