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Deaf Survivors Get Assistance at Disaster Recovery Center

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Center Point, Ala., Feb. 3, 2012 -- Mike Houston, Disability Integration Specialist, speaks verbally and in sign language with a volunteer (L) who helps deaf survivors (r) with downed trees and debris.  Wanda Cobb (L), Sign Language Interpreter with Alabama Department of Rehab Services, and Evon Black (r), Alabama Coordinator of Technology Services also help to coordinate assistance for deaf and hard of hearing survivors in the FEMA disaster recovery center.  FEMA is supporting the recovery from the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding that damaged or destroyed parts of Alabama during the period of January 22-23, 2012.  FEMA/ David Fine
Center Point, Ala., Feb. 3, 2012 -- Mike Houston, Disability Integration Specialist, speaks verbally and in sign language with a volunteer (L) who helps deaf survivors (r) with downed trees and debris. Wanda Cobb (L), Sign Language Interpreter with Alabama Department of Rehab Services, and Evon Black (r), Alabama Coordinator of Technology Services also help to coordinate assistance for deaf and hard of hearing survivors in the FEMA disaster recovery center. FEMA is supporting the recovery from the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding that damaged or destroyed parts of Alabama during the period of January 22-23, 2012. FEMA/ David Fine - Location: Center Point, AL
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