Applying for Assistance
Homeowners and renters in Lee County may now apply for disaster assistance for uninsured and underinsured damage and losses resulting from the March 3 severe storms, straight line winds and tornadoes.
If you cannot return to your home, or you are unable to live in your home, visit www.DisasterAssistance.gov, or call 800-621-3362 (800-462-7585 TTY) to determine what federal, state, local or voluntary agency assistance may be available to you.
You will need the following to apply for assistance:
- Social Security Number;
- Daytime telephone number;
- Current mailing address and zip code of the damaged property; and
- Insurance information, if available.
State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Lee County
Understanding Your FEMA Determination Letter or Email
How You Can Help Disaster Survivors
What to Expect After Applying for Disaster Assistance
FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams Canvassing Lee County
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Disaster Recovery Centers
Mount Olive Baptist Church
784 Lee Road 298
Smiths Station, AL 36877
Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (EDT) daily
Providence Baptist Church
2807 Lee Road 166
Opelika, AL 36804
Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (CDT) daily
How to Help
- When disaster strikes, every little bit helps. To make the most of your contributions, please follow our guidelines to learn the most effective and safest ways to donate cash, goods, or time following a disaster.
- Cash is best. Financial contributions to recognized disaster relief organizations are the fastest, most flexible, and most effective method of donating. Organizations on the ground know what items and quantities are needed, often buy in bulk with discounts and, if possible, purchase through area businesses which supports economic recovery.
- Confirm donations needed. Critical needs change rapidly – confirm needed items BEFORE collecting; pack and label carefully; confirm delivery locations; arrange transportation. Unsolicited goods NOT needed burden local organizations’ ability to meet survivors’ confirmed needs, drawing away valuable volunteer labor, transportation, and warehouse space.
- Connect to volunteer. Trusted organizations operating in the affected area know where volunteers are needed, and can ensure appropriate volunteer safety, training, and housing.