Twenty shelters open for Alabama tornado survivors
ATLANTA - People who need a place to stay after the devastating Alabama tornadoes can go to one of 20 shelters open in hard-hit areas.<br /><br /> "Do not sleep in your car. Go to a shelter,'' said Michael F. Byrne, Federal Coordinating Officer for the federal recovery operation in Alabama. "If you need somewhere to lay your head, go to a shelter.''<br /><br />Those affected by the storms and tornadoes in Autauga, Calhoun, Cullman, DeKalb, Elmore, Etowah, Franklin, Jefferson, Lawrence, Marengo, Marion, Marshall, St. Clair, Sumter, Tallapoosa, Tuscaloosa and Walker counties may be eligible for grants to help with rental assistance, home repairs and other serious disaster-related needs. But to get assistance, survivors need to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. <br /><br />Here's how to apply:<br /><br />· Call 800-621-FEMA (3362). Operators are multilingual. Those with a hearing or speech impairment can use TTY 800-462-7585. <br /><br /> <br /><br />· Use a Web-enabled mobile device or smartphone. Point your browser to and click "Apply for FEMA Assistance." <br /><br /> <br /><br />· Those with computer access can register online at<br /><br /> <br /><br />The following is a listing of shelters supported by the American Red Cross:<br /><br />CULLMAN COUNTY<br /><br />Cullman Civic Center<br /><br />510 5th St. SW<br /><br />Cullman, Ala. 35055<br /><br /> <br /><br />Hanceville Recreation and Wellness Center<br /><br />920 Commercial St.<br /><br />Hanceville, Ala. 35077<br /><br /> <br /><br />Ryan School<br /><br />11001 Highway 67 S.<br /><br />Joppa, Ala. 35087<br /><br /> <br /><br />DEKALB COUNTY<br /><br />Rainsville Civic Center<br /><br />1504 Main St.<br /><br />Rainsville, Ala. 35986<br /><br /> <br /><br />ETOWAH COUNTY<br /><br />Carnes Recreation Center<br /><br />102 Case Ave.<br /><br />Attalla, Ala. 35954<br /><br /> <br /><br />FRANKLIN COUNTY<br /><br />First Baptist Church<br /><br />213 N. Jackson Ave.<br /><br />Russellville, Ala. 35653<br /><br /> <br /><br />JEFFERSON COUNTY<br /><br />Boutwell Auditorium<br /><br />1931 8th Ave. N.<br /><br />Birmingham, Ala. 35203<br /><br /> <br /><br />Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church<br /><br />1348 Hueytown Road<br /><br />Bessemer, Ala. 35203<br /><br /> <br /><br />Dora First Baptist Church<br /><br />1440 Sharon Blvd.<br /><br />Dora, Ala. 35062<br /><br /> <br /><br />LAWRENCE COUNTY<br /><br />Moulton Armory<br /><br />15089 Court St.<br /><br />Moulton, Ala. 35650<br /><br /> <br /><br />LIMESTONE COUNTY<br /><br />First Baptist Church Family Life Center<br /><br />201 E. Hobb St.<br /><br />Athens, Ala. 35611<br /><br /> <br /><br />MADISON COUNTY<br /><br />Good Shepherd United Methodist Church<br /><br />1418 Old Railroad Bed Road<br /><br />Madison, Ala. 35757<br /><br /> <br /><br />MARION COUNTY<br /><br />Winfield First Baptist Church<br /><br />830 Highway 43 S.<br /><br />Winfield, Ala. 35594<br /><br /> <br /><br />MARSHALL COUNTY<br /><br />Albertville Recreation Center<br /><br />915 W. McKinney<br /><br />Albertville, Ala. 35950<br /><br /> <br /><br />ST. CLAIR COUNTY<br /><br />Ashville Middle School<br /><br />22331 Highway 231<br /><br />Ashville, Ala. 35953<br /><br /> <br /><br />TUSCALOOSA COUNTY<br /><br />Belk Center Parks and Recreation Building<br /><br />2101 Bowers Park Drive<br /><br />Tuscaloosa, Ala. 35405<br /><br /> <br /><br />Tuscaloosa VA<br /><br />3701 Loop Road E.<br /><br />Tuscaloosa, Ala. 35404<br /><br /> <br /><br />WALKER COUNTY<br /><br />Northside Baptist Church<br /><br />500 Highway 78 E.<br /><br />Jasper, Ala. 35501<br /><br /> <br /><br />Hunters Chapel <br /><br />345 Hunters Chapel Road<br /><br />Jasper, Ala. 35501<br /><br /> <br /><br />WINSTON COUNTY<br /><br />Haleyville Fire Department<br /><br />1901 11th Ave.<br /><br />Haleyville, Ala. 35565<br /><br /> <br /><br />FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.<br /><br />Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call 800-462-7585.<br /><br />FEMA's temporary housing assistance and grants for public transportation expenses, medical and dental expenses, and funeral and burial expenses do not require individuals to apply for an SBA loan. However, applicants who receive SBA loan applications must submit them to SBA loan officers to be eligible for assistance that covers personal property, vehicle repair or replacement, and moving and storage expenses.<br /><br />###<br /><br />For more information on Alabama's disaster recovery, visit or<br /><br />For the joint Facebook page, go to To receive Twitter updates: or<br /><br />
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