PRATTVILLE, Ala. – FEMA and the State of Alabama are opening a disaster recovery center Feb. 13 in Morgan County to provide one-on-one help to people affected by the Jan. 12 severe storms, straight-line winds, and tornadoes.
Recovery specialists from FEMA, state and the U.S. Small Business Administration will be available to provide information on available services, explain assistance programs and help survivors complete or check the status of their applications for assistance. All recovery centers are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Central Time, Monday through Saturday. Closed Sundays.
Turner-Surles Community Center
702 Sycamore St. NW
Decatur, AL 35601
Opening 1 p.m. Feb. 13, 2023
Regular Hours: Monday to Saturday, six days a week, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Central Time.
In addition, the following recovery centers are already open:
Dr. Michael and Catherine Bullock Community Center
1428 Broad St.
Selma, AL 36701
Felix Heights Community Center
405 Medical Center Pkwy.
Selma, AL 36701
Robert H. Young Community Center
720 Greensboro St.
Eutaw, AL 35462
Emelle City Hall
123 Dailey Ave.
Emelle, AL 35459
Betty Carol Graham Technology Center
at Central Alabama Community College
1675 Cherokee Road
Alexander City, AL 35010
No appointment is necessary to visit a Disaster Recovery Center.
Survivors may also apply for assistance by going online to DisasterAssistance.gov, using the FEMA app for smartphones or calling 800-621-3362. The helpline is open, and help is available from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Central Time in most languages. If you use a relay service, such as video relay (VRS), captioned telephone or other service, give FEMA your number for that service.
The deadline to apply for assistance for all designated counties is March 16, 2023.
For an accessible video on how to apply for assistance go to, youtube.com/watch?v= WZGpWI2RCNw.