FEMA opens Disaster Recovery Center in Madison

MADISON, AL (WAFF) - FEMA has opened a disaster recovery center in Madison County. They began taking claims at the Monrovia Church of Christ on Nance Road Sunday.

FEMA plans to open centers in each of the counties affected by tornados. FEMA workers are registering victims on a case-by-case basis. They are helping people who have uninhabitable homes with rental assistance. Victims do not have to be from Madison County to file at this recovery center.

"The first thing you'll be asked when you arrive at a disaster recovery center is, 'Have you registered for assistance?' And, if not, you'll be directed to a phone and computer bank. We have secure phone lines and internet lines here where you can log on to disasterassistance.gov, or if you're more comfortable talking with somebody, you can talk over the phone to our counselors," said FEMA spokesperson Don Bolger.

Victims can also file a claim by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). The deadline to file is June 27th, but FEMA officials say the sooner, the better.

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