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Author: Public Affairs
Since the deadly tornadoes and severe storms struck parts of the country, FEMA began mobilizing people and resources to support several states in which entire communities were devastated by some of the most powerful tornadoes ever seen. As we work with our local, state, and Federal partners, here are some photos from the past few days:President Barack Obama talks with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate to discuss the continuing federal disaster relief efforts for areas affected by the devastating severe storms...
Posted On: May 1, 2011
Author: Public Affairs
Since the deadly tornadoes first struck parts of the country earlier this week, the federal government has been in constant contact with all of the impacted states as they responded to and began recovery efforts from these devastating storms.At the request of the respective governors, FEMA currently has personnel on the ground in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia, and commodities strategically pre-positioned in the region to support the states.President Obama joined Administrator Fugate, the Governor and other state and local officials on the ground in Alabama...
Posted On: April 30, 2011
Author: Shayne Adamski
We’ve partnered with the Alabama Emergency Management Agency to create a joint Facebook page as an additional way to reach Alabama residents during the response and recovery efforts after the severe storms and tornadoes.And as we support multiple states that are impacted by the severe storms, I wanted to provide a list of other online resources:  Alabama Emergency Management AgencyFacebook full site / Facebook mobile siteTwitter full site / Twitter mobile siteInformation on volunteering Mississippi Emergency Management AgencyFacebook full site / Facebook mobile siteTwitter full site /...
Posted On: April 30, 2011
Author: Public Affairs
As we continue to keep all of our stakeholders informed about our response and support efforts with the recent disasters, we wanted to make sure all of our stakeholders know there are three ways disaster survivors can apply for assistance: Register online at www.disasterassistance.gov Register through a web enabled mobile device at m.fema.gov Call 1-800-621-FEMA(3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice. Individuals and business owners who...
Posted On: April 30, 2011
Author: Elizabeth Zimmerman
Disasters not only affect community infrastructure and public works, but they often overcome family finances, making recovery difficult and sometimes impossible. Before, during and after disasters strike, we work with a number of non-profit, voluntary and faith-based groups who specialize in getting disaster survivors financially back on their feet.As we often say, FEMA is just one part of the emergency management team that helps individuals and communities prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters.  In this light, we’ve renewed our partnership with Operation HOPE, a non-profit...
Posted On: April 30, 2011
Author: Public Affairs
Since the deadly tornadoes first struck parts of the country earlier this week, the federal government has been in constant contact with all of the impacted states as they responded to and began recovery efforts from these devastating storms.At the request of the respective governors, FEMA currently has personnel on the ground in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Kentucky and Tennessee, and commodities strategically pre-positioned in the region to support the states.President Obama joined Administrator Fugate, the Governor and other state and local officials on the ground in Alabama today.On...
Posted On: April 29, 2011
Author: Public Affairs
On April 28, President Obama declared a major disaster for Alabama after one of the worst tornado outbreaks in U.S. history tore through the Southeast. Alabama and Georgia were hit particularly hard, with large tornadoes traveling long paths and causing extensive damage.Yesterday, FEMA began to send supplies to a FEMA staging area in Montgomery, AL to ensure the needed supplies are located close to the affected areas. More than 2 million liters of water, 1 million meals, roughly 60,000 tarps and other supplies are either en route or have arrived at the staging area.If the southern states...
Posted On: April 29, 2011
Author: Public Affairs
Yesterday, at the request of President Obama, Administrator Fugate traveled to Alabama to meet with Governor Bentley and Alabama Emergency Management Agency Director Art Faulkner, along with other federal, state and local leaders.Craig started the day in Birmingham where he met with Senator Shelby and Representatives Aderholt and Sewell. Together, along with members of the Alabama National Guard, and thanks to their helicopter support, the group did an aerial damage surveillance tour from Birmingham to Tuscaloosa.Craig met up with Governor Bentley and Art Faulkner, Director of Alabama...
Posted On: April 29, 2011
Author: Public Affairs
Below is a recap of our activities since the deadly outbreak of severe storms and tornadoes across the southern U.S. For the latest updates on our role, check out the Severe Storms / Tornadoes category on the blog. Wednesday, April 27th: Severe weather system including high winds, hail and tornadoes devastates parts of several southeastern states, including Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia. Alabama is most heavily affected by severe storms, which are forecast to affect the East Coast from Florida through New England through April 29th. Governor Bentley submits request...
Posted On: April 29, 2011
Author: Public Affairs
Early this morning, President Obama declared a major disaster in Alabama as a result of the severe storms and tornadoes that began on April 15.This makes federal funding available to individuals and business owners in Cullman, DeKalb, Franklin, Jefferson, Lawrence, Marshall, Tuscaloosa, and Walker counties, which can include grants for temporary housing, home repairs and low-cost loans. Federal funding is also available to state and eligible local governments in all 67 counties in the state as they continue with debris removal and emergency protective measures, such as providing shelter and...
Posted On: April 29, 2011

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