Federal Emergency Management Agency

Collection: Alabama Severe Storms & Tornadoes

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Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding (DR-1971). Declared on 04/28/2011
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September 20, 2013
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  • University of Alabama alumni and current National Football League player Javier Arenas talks about the importance of registering for assistance with FEMA.

    Javier Arenas PSA

    Video by Michael Moore
    University of Alabama alumni and current National Football League player Javier Arenas talks about the importance of registering for assistance with FEMA.
  • Secretary Janet Napolitano discusses the response to the devastating tornadoes that struck the southeast U.S.

    Secretary Napolitano on Tornado Recovery

    Video by Aaron Skolnik
    Secretary Janet Napolitano discusses the response to the devastating tornadoes that struck the southeast U.S.
  • FEMA is working in conjunction with the Alabama Emergency Management Agency, the Alabama Forestry Commission,
of course, DHS and the military in providing relief efforts for the tornado survivors of the latest storms that hit Alabama.

    FEMA Sends Supplies for Alabama Tornado Response

    Video by Brian Glaviano
    FEMA is working in conjunction with the Alabama Emergency Management Agency, the Alabama Forestry Commission, of course, DHS and the military in providing relief efforts for the tornado survivors of the latest storms that hit Alabama.
  • A disaster survivor recounts her experience after the devastating tornadoes that struck Pleasant Grove, Ala., and Deputy Administrator Rich Serino emphasizes the importance of the whole community coming together to help survivors after a disaster.

    Teamwork and recovery

    Video by Adam DuBrowa
    A disaster survivor recounts her experience after the devastating tornadoes that struck Pleasant Grove, Ala., and Deputy Administrator Rich Serino emphasizes the importance of the whole community coming together to help survivors after a disaster.
  • After an F5 tornado destroyed the Tuscaloosa Emergency Management Agency's building and communications, FEMA Mobile Emergency Response Support equipment and personnel provided telecommunications to help fill the need for communications infrastructure.

    Assisting Tuscaloosa EMA With Telecommunications

    Video by Michael Moore
    After an F5 tornado destroyed the Tuscaloosa Emergency Management Agency's building and communications, FEMA Mobile Emergency Response Support equipment and personnel provided telecommunications to help fill the need for communications infrastructure.
  • An disaster survivor talks about the process he went through when he needed help removing some downed trees after the Alabama tornadoes of April 2011.

    Survivor Story: Disaster Recovery Center

    Video by Michael Moore
    An disaster survivor talks about the process he went through when he needed help removing some downed trees after the Alabama tornadoes of April 2011.
  • Often, people want to help in times of great need, but don't know how to get connected to those that need help. In Alabama, residents can get information on how to help by calling 2-1-1, or by visiting www.servealabama.gov.

    2-1-1 Alabama Connects

    Video by Michael Moore
    Often, people want to help in times of great need, but don't know how to get connected to those that need help. In Alabama, residents can get information on how to help by calling 2-1-1, or by visiting www.servealabama.gov.
  • A Disaster Recovery Center Manager discusses services that FEMA provides, and a tornado survivor recalls her experience.

    Disaster Recovery Centers & Survivors

    Video by Jeff Keating
    A Disaster Recovery Center Manager discusses services that FEMA provides, and a tornado survivor recalls her experience.
  • Joe Girot, Deputy Federal Coordinating Officer, urges disaster survivors that have been affected by recent tornadoes to register with FEMA.

    Registration and the Small Business Administration

    Video by Adam DuBrowa
    Joe Girot, Deputy Federal Coordinating Officer, urges disaster survivors that have been affected by recent tornadoes to register with FEMA.
  • Deputy Federal Coordinating Officer Joe Girot encourages disaster survivors to register with FEMA.

    Register with FEMA

    Video by Adam DuBrowa
    Deputy Federal Coordinating Officer Joe Girot encourages disaster survivors to register with FEMA.
  • After storms with heavy winds, such as tornadoes and hurricanes, fallen trees are left on the ground. Chainsaw use is widespread during such times. This series of short clips explains common chainsaw safety tips after a disaster.

    Chainsaw Safety: Clearing Debris

    Video by Michael Moore
    After storms with heavy winds, such as tornadoes and hurricanes, fallen trees are left on the ground. Chainsaw use is widespread during such times. This series of short clips explains common chainsaw safety tips after a disaster.
  • After a heavy wind storm such as a tornado or a hurricane, many trees are laid on the ground. This series provides helpful safety information during tree clean-up using chain saws.

    Chainsaw Safety: Fueling

    Video by Michael Moore
    After a heavy wind storm such as a tornado or a hurricane, many trees are laid on the ground. This series provides helpful safety information during tree clean-up using chain saws.
  • Public service announcement encouraging those affected by the disaster to register with FEMA.

    Register with FEMA - Spanish version

    Video by Adam DuBrowa
    Public service announcement encouraging those affected by the disaster to register with FEMA.
  • Spanish version of a public service announcement, encouraging disaster survivors to register for assistance.

    SBA Registration - Spanish

    Video by Adam DuBrowa
    Spanish version of a public service announcement, encouraging disaster survivors to register for assistance.
  • Former National Football League player, Joe Cribbs, encourages disaster survivors to register with FEMA and to call 2-1-1 for a list of community services in Alabama.

    Joe Cribbs Encourages 2-1-1

    Video by Adam DuBrowa
    Former National Football League player, Joe Cribbs, encourages disaster survivors to register with FEMA and to call 2-1-1 for a list of community services in Alabama.
  • After a heavy wind storm, a hurricane, or a tornado, many trees are left on the ground. This series provides helpful safety information during tree clean-up using chainsaws

    Chainsaw Safety: Protective Gear

    Video by Michael Moore
    After a heavy wind storm, a hurricane, or a tornado, many trees are left on the ground. This series provides helpful safety information during tree clean-up using chainsaws
  • After a heavy wind storm, a hurricane, or a tornado, many trees are left on the ground. This series provides helpful safety information during tree clean-up using chainsaws

    Chainsaw Safety: Starting your saw

    Video by Michael Moore
    After a heavy wind storm, a hurricane, or a tornado, many trees are left on the ground. This series provides helpful safety information during tree clean-up using chainsaws
  • Hear former NFL lineman Gary Burley get straight on registering with FEMA, and the 211 local services hot lines.

    Gary Burley On Registering With FEMA

    Video by Adam DuBrowa
    Hear former NFL lineman Gary Burley get straight on registering with FEMA, and the 211 local services hot lines.
  • Follow Dave Brown, FEMA Public Assistance Debris Task Force Leader, through the debris removal processes and watch as he identifies the six categories of eligible debris removal. The debris removal guidlines are measured in efforts to expedite the debris removal process for applicants.

    Alabama Tornado Debris Removal

    Video by Adam DuBrowa
    Follow Dave Brown, FEMA Public Assistance Debris Task Force Leader, through the debris removal processes and watch as he identifies the six categories of eligible debris removal. The debris removal guidlines are measured in efforts to expedite the debris removal process for applicants.
  • Michael Lampton, of the Small Business Admnistration, says the federal government is here to help disaster survivors in Alabama.  The SBA offers long term assistance to disaster survivors and affected businesses.

    Registering with the SBA

    Video by Adam DuBrowa
    Michael Lampton, of the Small Business Admnistration, says the federal government is here to help disaster survivors in Alabama. The SBA offers long term assistance to disaster survivors and affected businesses.

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