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FEMA intake office opens Thursday in Brewton

A Brewton location is among three new FEMA Mobile Registration Intake Centers (MRICs) for Hurricane Sally survivors who reside in Escambia, Baldwin and Mobile Counties.

According to FEMA representatives, the office in Brewton is located at the Brewton Civic Center located behind the Brewton City Hall Complex at 1010 Douglas Avenue. and will operate through Saturday, Oct. 3.

Hours of operation will be from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day of scheduled operation.

Baldwin County offices are located in Fairhope at 1100 Fairhope Avenue, courtesy of the Alabama Emergency Management Agency. The Mobile County office is open at Bishop State Community College at 351 North Broad Street in Mobile. Hours at those location will be from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the scheduled day of operations.

The MRICs are part of FEMA’s and the State of Alabama’s ongoing response and recovery mission supporting hurricane survivors. MRICs are operated by FEMA and AEMA personnel and serve as a point of registration and information for eligible individuals and families.

“Mobile Registration Intake Centers are one registration option available to hurricane survivors, especially those without access to internet service or telephones,” said State Coordinating Officer Jeff Smitherman.  “We want every eligible survivor to register with FEMA and apply for federal disaster assistance. The centers are just one of a number of ways they can do that.”

 

These centers operate under protocols to protect the health and safety of registrants. Survivors are highly encouraged to wear masks or face coverings when visiting an MRIC.

Survivors may also register for federal disaster assistance:

 

  • Online at disasterassistance.gov;
  • By downloading the FEMA app to a smartphone or tablet, or
  • By calling the FEMA Helpline at800-621-3362(TTY 800-462-7585). Helpline operators are also available to answer questions about applications already submitted.

 

Information that may be useful to have when you register includes:

 

  • Address of the damaged primary dwelling where the damage occurred
  • Current mailing address
  • Current telephone number
  • Insurance information and description of disaster-caused damage and loss
  • Total household annual income
  • Names and birth dates of family members who live in the household
  • Name and Social Security number of co-applicant (if applicable)
  • Routing and account number for checking or savings account so FEMA may directly transfer disaster assistance funds

 

For the latest information on Hurricane Sally, visit https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4563