One Day Left for Jan. 12 Alabama Storm Survivors to Apply for Federal Assistance

Release Date Release Number
NR 036
Release Date:
March 15, 2023

PRATTVILLE, Ala.– Alabama homeowners and renters who sustained damage to their primary property due to the
Jan. 12 severe storms, straight-line winds and tornadoes have one day left to apply for federal assistance.

Survivors in Autauga, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore, Greene, Hale, Mobile, Morgan, Sumter and Tallapoosa counties have until 11:59 p.m. Central Time on March 16, 2023, to apply for assistance.

Homeowners and renters in the designated counties can apply for assistance the following ways:

  • Call the FEMA Helpline at 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.
  • Go online to DisasterAssistance.gov 
  • Download the free FEMA mobile app for smartphones
  • Visit a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC). To find the closest center, go online to: fema.gov/drc.

For an accessible video on how to apply for assistance go to, youtube.com/watch?v= WZGpWI2RCNw

When applying, homeowners and renters will need:

  • A current phone number where you can be contacted
  • Your address at the time of the disaster and the address where you are now staying
  • Your Social Security Number
  • A general list of damage and losses
  • Banking information if you choose direct deposit
  • If insured, the policy number or the agent and/or the company name

If you are unable to locate important documents, FEMA will help you to identify other ways to verify your information.

Disaster assistance is not a substitute for insurance and cannot compensate for all losses caused by a disaster. The assistance is intended to meet basic needs and supplement disaster recovery efforts.

For information on Alabama’s disaster recovery, visit fema.gov/disaster/4684. Follow FEMA on Twitter at FEMA Region 4 (@femaregion4) / Twitter and at facebook.com/fema.

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