FEMA MRIC will be in Atmore Oct. 5-7

Published 3:18 pm Sunday, October 4, 2020

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FEMA Mobile Registration Intake Centers (MRICs) will be in Atmore Oct. 5-7 in the parking lot at Atmore City Hall, 201 E. Louisville Ave., according to a release.

The centers are convenient registration options available to Hurricane Sally survivors, especially those without access to Internet service or telephones.

The centers are open from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. depending on the weather.

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Distancing and face coverings are required. Individuals who come to the centers check in at a registration table, give their name and phone number, and then wait in their cars until they receive a text message to come to the FEMA staff at the MRIC. This process reduces the number of people standing in lines to mitigate against COVID.

It is not necessary to visit a center to register with FEMA. Disaster survivors with uninsured losses can also apply by visiting DisasterAssistance.gov;

downloading the FEMA app; or by calling 800-621-3362 (800-462-7585 TTY). Multilingual operators are available. The toll-free numbers are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time, seven days a week.

Those who use a relay service such as a videophone, InnoCaption or CapTel should provide FEMA with their specific phone number assigned to that service.

The following information is necessary when you register:

Address of the damaged dwelling where the damage occurred (pre-disaster address)

Current mailing address

Current telephone number

Insurance information

Total household annual income

Names and birth dates of family members who live in the household

Name and social security number of co-applicant

Routing and account number for checking or savings account (this allows FEMA to directly transfer disaster assistance funds into a bank account)

A description of disaster-caused damage and losses