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      FEMA, SBA assistance deadlines extended

      There's a new deadline for people affected by the late April to early May {}storms to apply for FEMA assistance. {}You know have until Tuesday, July 15, 2014, to apply.

      Friday, Governor Robert Bentley requested and FEMA approved an extension for disaster assistance in the nine counties affected by the{}April 28 to May 5{}severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding.The counties include:

      • Baldwin
      • Blount
      • DeKalb
      • Etowah
      • Jefferson
      • Lee
      • Limestone
      • Mobile
      • Tuscaloosa

      Here is how to register:

      Online at:{}www.disasterassistance.gov{};Web-enabled phones at{}m.fema.gov{}Calling{}800-621-3362{}TTY{}800-462-7585{}If using 711 Relay or Video Relay Services, call{}800-621-3362.FEMA phone lines are open from{}7 a.m. to 10 p.m.{}local time seven days a week; multilingual operators are available.They have also extended the deadline to apply for the U.S. Small Business Administration's disaster recovery loans to{}July 15.SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Centers are located at:Elberta Town Hall, 10352 Main Street, Elberta, AL 36540;Fairhope Civic Center (Delchamps Room), 161 North Section Street, Fairhope, AL 36532;Old Navy/Marine Corps Reserve Center, 4851 Museum Drive, Mobile, AL 36608.These centers are open{}Monday{}through{}Friday, from{}9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through July 15. {}The centers will be closed{}Friday, July 4. FEMA representatives are located at these centers to answer questions.Survivors also can go online to{}https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela{} or call{}800-659-2955{}or TTY{}800-877-8339.{}