CLANTON, AL – FEMA and the state of Alabama are opening a disaster recovery center in Coosa County to assist tornado survivors. The center will open at 1 p.m. local time, Jan. 27, and will 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.
Rockford Baptist Church
9575 US Hwy. 231
Rockford, AL 35136
HOURS for the recovery center in Coosa County:
Open Monday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time; Sunday: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. local time
The Coosa County center is open in addition to the following three recovery centers:
Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief Center
118 Jesse Samuel Hunt Blvd.
Prattville, AL 36066
Parking lot of Crosspoint Christian Church
1710 W. Dallas Ave.
Selma, AL 36701
Elmore County Court House
100 E. Commerce St.
Wetumpka, AL 36092
HOURS for the recovery centers in Autauga, Dallas and Elmore counties:
Open Monday to Sunday, seven days a week, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time daily.
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 the number for that service.
For an accessible video on how to apply for assistance go to, youtube.com/watch?v= WZGpWI2RCNw.