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Alabama Tornadoes (DR-1352)

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Incident period: December 16, 2000 to December 22, 2000
Major Disaster Declaration declared on December 18, 2000


January 10, 2001 - News Release

Clanton, AL -- The final two federal-state disaster recovery centers, one in Tuscaloosa, the other in Gadsden, will close Saturday, January 13, at the end of the business day at 6 p.m. The Tuscaloosa center is located in the Old Fire College on McFarland Blvd. East and the Gadsden center is in the Coates Bend Volunteer Fire Department on Pull Tight Road.

January 5, 2001 - News Release

Clanton, AL -- Disaster assistance resulting from the mid-December tornadoes that slashed through 11 Alabama counties is closing in on the $$3.8 million figure, John Hannah of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has revealed. Hannah, who is responsible for coordinating all federal aid in the disaster area, said the current total includes more than $563,000 from FEMA itself and $3.2 million in low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

December 29, 2000 - News Release

Clanton, AL -- Just 10 days after killer tornadoes swept through 11 Alabama counties, prompting President Clinton to declare them a major disaster area, federal and state emergency personnel have approved $380,000 in assistance to homeowners and renters whose residences were destroyed or severely damaged by the destructive storms. Deadly winds claimed several lives and ravaged hundreds of homes and businesses in the December 16 assault. Many of the damaged dwellings were made uninhabitable by the tornadoes.

Financial Assistance

If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $1,085,125.11 $1,085,125.11 n/a
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 07:45 (Updated daily)

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