The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

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May 16, 2014

ALERT: Disaster recovery center still open in Athens

— Disaster recovery centers operated by the Alabama Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency continue to serve survivors of the recent severe storms, tornadoes and flooding.

There are nine different centers operating in Limestone, Mobile, Baldwin, Etowah, Jefferson and Lee counties.

In Limestone, the center is at Ripley Woodmen of the World Hall at 11281 Ripley Road in Athens.

Hours 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.

What they offer

Specialists from the AEMA, FEMA and the Small Business Administration will be on hand to answer questions. Survivors will be able to:

• Discuss their individual disaster-related needs.

• Submit any additional documentation needed, such as phone bills or letters from insurance companies.

• Find out the status of an application.

• Obtain information about different types of state and federal assistance.

• Get help from SBA specialists in completing low-interest disaster loan applications for homeowners, renters and business owners.

• Receive referrals to the American Red Cross and other voluntary organizations to help with immediate needs.

FEMA first

Before going to a center, if possible, survivors should register with FEMA. Apply for assistance by registering online at DisasterAssistance.gov, via smartphone at m.fema.gov or by phone at 800-621-3362. TTY 800-462-7585. Multilingual operators are available.

 

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