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Impacted by the Lee County Tornadoes? Check out these resources.

Impacted by the Lee County Tornadoes? Check out these resources.

URGENT: The East Alabama Medical Center needs as many blood donors as possible in this time of need. Please consider donating if you are in a position to do so. The hospital receives blood from LifeSouth and donations can be made at 505 E Thomason Circle #5431 in Opelika, Ala. To find a blood donation center near you, please visit: lifesouth.org

For Alabamians impacted by the devastating March 3rd tornadoes in Lee County, there are resources available to help you recover and rebuild.

FEMA On the Ground

FEMA has set up shop at four Mobile Registration and Intake Centers (MRIC). The MRIC's will be open daily from 7:00am to 7:00pm.


MRIC #1
Smiths Station Fire and Rescue
50 Lee Rd 430
Smiths Station, AL 36877


MRIC #2
Cannon Construction
12422 AL Hwy 51
Opelika, AL 36804


MRIC #3
Lakeside Church of God
3295 Lee Road 54
Opelika, AL 36804


MRIC #4
Sanford Middle School
1500 Lee Rd 11
Opelika, AL 36804


If your home, business, or farm sustained damage from the tornado, you may qualify for federal disaster recovery assistance. You can also find local resources at https://ema.alabama.gov.

Are you a farmer?

Are you a homeowner?

Are you a business owner?

  • Business owners and farmers impacted by disasters may be eligible for low-interest loans to repair or replace damaged property that isn’t covered by insurance. Click here for more information about these resources.

Do you need counseling support?

  • If you are experiencing emotional distress related to the Lee County Tornadoes or other disasters, there is crisis support and counseling available for you at Farm Aid Crisis Support and the Disaster Distress Helpline. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746 to talk to a trained crisis counselor.


In Alabama, we've seen our fair share of tornadoes and severe weather over the years. But that doesn't mean it gets any easier to experience a disaster and try to rebuild. It will take some time, but we'll get there and my team and I stand ready to help. If you need any additional resources or have questions, please feel free to contact my office.