Disaster Outreach Coming to Mobile’s Fort Whiting Following Katrina

December 30, 2005

The Alabama Emergency Management Agency and U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will host a fourth disaster outreach event to assist evacuees and Alabama residents affected by Hurricane Katrina in developing long-term housing solutions.

When: Saturday, Jan. 14

National Guard Armory
Fort Whiting
1630 South Broad Street

Time: Noon to 5 p.m.

Applicant assistance specialists will be onsite to work with individuals and families on their applications for disaster aid and provide information on recovery programs including individual and household grants, and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) low-interest loans for homeowners, renters and businesses. Various local, state and federal agencies have also been invited to participate.

Individuals with disaster-related needs who have not yet registered for assistance should call the FEMA teleregistration number, 800-621-FEMA (3362). The speech- or hearing-impaired may call (TTY) 1-800-462-7585. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, until further notice. Multilingual operators can assist applicants in many languages. Registration via the Internet is available at www.fema.gov.

Prior outreach meetings were held in Anniston, York and Montgomery.

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