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More Than 1,000 Alabamians Register With FEMA for Aid

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) – More than 1,000 Alabamians have registered with FEMA for storm assistance in the wake of the April 28-29 severe weather.

FEMA released the latest numbers on their storm recovery efforts in Alabama on Tuesday.

To date, 1,140 Alabama storm survivors have registered with FEMA. Housing assistance was approved for 1,068 people and assistance for other needs was approved for 385 people.

FEMA has approved $6,073,205 in individual assistance so far. They’ve approved $5,173,738 in “other needs” assistance and $899,468 in housing assistance.

The Small Business Administration has approved $126,000 in low-interest disaster loans as well.

FEMA individual assistance is available for the following nine Alabama counties: Jefferson, Tuscaloosa, Blount, Etowah, Baldwin, DeKalb, Lee, Limestone and Mobile.

To register with FEMA for assistance:

-Call 800-621-3362 or visit
-If you have a speech disability, are deaf or hard of hearing, call (TTY) 800-462-7585
-If you use 711 or Video Relay Service, call 800-621-3362
-An individual may choose to receive SMS (Short Message Service) messaging during Registration Intake. This option allows them to have various notifications sent to their smart device regarding their FEMA application.

Disaster recovery centers are open in several counties. They’re open from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday at the following locations:


Old Navy/Marine Corps Reserve Center
4851 Museum Drive
Mobile, Alabama


Maurice C. West Community Center
171 2nd Street SW
Graysville, Alabama

Kimberly Senior Center
8013 Warrior- Kimberly Rd
Kimberly Alabama

Lawson State
1098 9th Ave SW
Bessemer, Alabama


Bethlehem Missionary Church
5850 Sardis Rd
Boaz, Alabama

Sardis City Hall
1335 Sardis Drive
Boaz, Alabama


Smith’s Station Government Center
2336 Lee Co Road 430
Smith’s Station, Alabama


Ripley W.O.W. Hall
11281 Ripley Road
Athens, Alabama


Elberta Town Hall
10352 Main St
Elberta, Alabama

Fairhope Civic Center (Delchamps Room)
161 North Section St.
Fairhope, Alabama

May 13, 2014

By Melynda Sides

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