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Six Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Four Alabama Counties

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Release Date: May 1, 2011 Release Number: AL-1971- NR 005

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ATLANTA – Six disaster recovery centers have opened in four Alabama counties to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by recent storms and tornadoes. The centers will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week until further notice. Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Alabama Emergency Management Agency and other agencies will be at the centers to explain assistance programs and help survivors apply for disaster aid.

The disaster recovery centers are located at the following addresses:

DeKalb County Tom Bevell Center
115 Main St. W
Rainsville, Ala.

Jefferson County
Union Hill Baptist Church
7049 Taylors Ferry Road
Bessemer, Ala.

National Guard Armory
140 Cane Creek Road
Warrior, Ala.

Old Ashley Furniture Store
3429 Lowery Parkway
Fultondale, Ala.

Marengo County
National Guard Armory
2599 East Coats Ave.
Linden, Ala.

Walker County
Cordova High School
183 School Road
Cordova, Ala.

If possible, before going to a disaster recovery center, people with storm losses should register with FEMA by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362) or online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov. Those with speech or hearing impairment may call (TTY) 800-462-7585. Help is available in most languages.

Persons affected by the storms can also apply for federal assistance through a web-enabled mobile device or smartphone. Visit m.fema.gov and follow the link to “apply online for federal assistance.”

Federal disaster assistance can include grants for rental assistance and home repairs, low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help recover from the effects of the disaster.

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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.

Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call 800-462-7585.

FEMA’s temporary housing assistance and grants for public transportation expenses, medical and dental expenses, and funeral and burial expenses do not require individuals to apply for an SBA loan. However, applicants who receive SBA loan applications must submit them to SBA loan officers to be eligible for assistance that covers personal property, vehicle repair or replacement, and moving and storage expenses.

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