SBA, federal aid sites open in storm-damaged central Alabama counties

Storm survivors can get one-on-one help at three FEMA centers and two small business recovery centers that open this week in Autauga, Elmore and Dallas counties.

Specialists from FEMA and the Small Business Administration will be at the three FEMA sites starting Thursday to explain what services are available, break down the different programs and help people complete applications or check the status of their applications. The FEMA centers are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily for people affected by the Jan. 12 severe storms, straight-line winds, and tornadoes. No appointment is necessary.

Those FEMA sites include:

Prattville FEMA help center

  • Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief Center, 118 Jesse Samuel Hunt Blvd.

Selma FEMA help center

  • Parking lot of Crosspoint Christian Church, 1710 W. Dallas Ave.

Wetumpka FEMA help center

  • Elmore County Court House, 100 E. Commerce St.

You can also apply for assistance online at or calling a FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362 from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The SBA will open small business recovery centers in Autauga and Dallas counties at noon Friday to help people apply for SBA disaster loans. Those sites include:

Prattville small business help

  • Prattville Area Chamber of Commerce, 131 N. Court St. The center is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Selma small business help

  • GTC Administrative Building, 2300 Summerfield Road. The center is open 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

FEMA and the SBA said all sites will continue to offer help until further notice.

Brad Harper covers business and local government for the Montgomery Advertiser. Contact him at

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