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May 10, 2000
Atlanta, GA -- Victims of the March 10-11Alabama floods and storms that hit Jefferson and Tuscaloosa counties have one week remaining to apply for federal/state disaster aid, recovery officials said today. As the May 16 registration deadline approaches, officials said that over $4.5 million in disaster assistance funding has been approved for 1,047 eligible residents in the two Alabama counties since President Clinton issued a federal disaster declaration for the area nearly two months ago.
April 15, 2000
Birmingham, AL -- Individuals and businesses who suffered losses in the March 10-11 floods and storms that hit Jefferson and Tuscaloosa counties have one month to apply for federal/state assistance, Federal Coordinating Officer Mike Butler of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said today. The federal official urged area residents affected by the storms to apply as soon as possible. Butler said, "we feel there still might be some victims who have not yet submitted an application. Once the May 16 deadline expires, no applications can be accepted."
March 17, 2000
Washington, DC -- Federal disaster aid was made available for Alabama today to help families and businesses in the counties of Jefferson and Tuscaloosa recover from severe storms and flooding that hit the area last weekend, according to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA Director James Lee Witt said the assistance was authorized under a major disaster declaration issued for the state by President Clinton this afternoon. The declaration covers damage to private property from the storms and flooding that occurred March 10-11.