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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -
Survivors in hard-hit Alabama communities, seeking disaster assistance, can get help registering from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. FEMA will be vi sting businesses, local organizations and churches
in Baldwin, Blount, Jefferson, Lee, Limestone and Tuscaloosa counties.
Crews of FEMA disaster survivor assistance specialists and FEMA Corps members will be canvassing affected areas to provide on-site registration assistance, address immediate and emerging needs. They will also be available to answer any specific questions about the registration process.
Using tablets, crew members can help
a survivor fill out an application for assistance on the spot – collecting
information in person. Crew members can be identified easily by their
photo badges and either FEMA or FEMA Corps clothing. Alabama residents are
reminded to ask for federal identification before providing personal
If called, applicants could be asked
to verify their identity with some of the following information:
The last four digits of their Social Security number.
The address of their damaged home.
The applicant's current mailing address.
The applicant's current phone number
who suspect anyone of committing fraudulent activities should call the FEMA
Disaster Fraud Hotline toll-free at 866-720-5721. Complaints
may also be made to local law enforcement agencies and through the state's
Office of Consumer Affairs at 800-392-5658.
in the counties currently designated for Individual Assistance can register
online at DisasterAssistance.gov or via
smartphone at m.fema.gov.
Applicants may also call 800-621-3362
or (TTY) 800-462-7585. The toll-free
telephone numbers operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time, seven days a week.
Multilingual operators are available