CLANTON – Organizations including Alabama 2-1-1, United Way, The Salvation Army, American Red Cross, Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief, and other local groups are working to help those affected by Hurricane Michael. Alabama Emergency Management Agency is supporting local EMA’s and state agencies as they work toward recovery.
Alabama residents who have been affected by Hurricane Michael can call 2-1-1 to get help with storm recovery. Just dial 2-1-1 or 888-421-1266. You can also text the 2-1-1 call center at 888-421-1266. Dialing 2-1-1 connects you to a trained operator with a comprehensive list of disaster recovery services available in your community. 2-1-1 is available 24/7, is free, and serves as the initial contact point for several agencies and programs.
Alabama residents can also see an updated list of resources that are available by visiting the 2-1-1 web page at www.211connectsalabama.org.
Florida residents should visit www.211nwfl.org or call at 855-420-8689 or 850-595-5905 for updates.
For business owners, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has programs available for businesses and most private nonprofit organizations in Alabama that have been affected by Hurricane Michael. SBA disaster assistance is currently available in Geneva, Henry, and Houston counties. Business owners in theses counties are eligible to apply for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans.
Alabama Emergency Management Agency is working closely with FEMA to see if additional federal assistance can be made available to Alabama residents.