Tornado Disaster Recovery Centers Have New Operating Hours

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Release date: 
February 8, 2012
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PELHAM, Ala. -- Disaster recovery centers at Center Point City Hall and Clay Community Center will have new operating hours beginning Sunday, Feb. 12. Both will be open from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, and starting Monday they will open at 8 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Centers in Clanton, Maplesville and Oak Grove are open through Saturday at 7 p.m.

Disaster survivors who live in the counties covered by the federal declaration (Jefferson, Chilton, and Perry) are encouraged to visit the centers if they haven?t already. All centers will remain open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. through Saturday, Feb. 11.

Representatives from Alabama Emergency Management Agency, Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Small Business Administration and other agencies will be at the center to explain assistance programs and help survivors apply for disaster aid.

For more information or to register for services, call the FEMA helpline at 800-621-FEMA (3362), which is video relay service accessible. Help is available in most foreign languages.? Lines are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

For survivors who are deaf or hard of hearing, the TTY number is 800-462-7585. Online registration is available at Those registering with smartphones or tablets can use the FEMA app, or visit

Center locations are as follows:

Clanton City Hall (open through Saturday)
505 2nd Ave North
Clanton, AL 35045

Maplesville Public Library (open through Saturday)?
9400 AL Hwy 22
Maplesville, AL 36750

Oak Grove First Baptist Church (open through Saturday)?
9161 Camp Oliver Road
Bessemer, AL 35023

Center Point City Hall
2209 Center Point Parkway
Center Point, AL 35215

Clay Community Center
6415 Clay Palmerdale Road
Pinson, AL 35126

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.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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