Billing Code 6718-02P
FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
Alabama; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
SUMMARY: This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Alabama (FEMA-1442-DR), dated November 14, 2002, and related determinations.
EFFECTIVE DATE: November 14, 2002.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Magda Ruiz, Response and Recovery Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-2705 or Magda.Ruiz@fema.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that, in a letter dated November 14, 2002, the President declared a major disaster under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 5121-5206 (the Stafford Act), as follows:
I determined on November 14, 2002, that the damage in certain areas of the State of Alabama, resulting from severe storms and tornadoes on November 5-12, 2002, was of sufficient severity and magnitude to warrant a major disaster declaration under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 5121-5206 (the Stafford Act). I, therefore, declared that such a major disaster existed in the State of Alabama.
In order to provide Federal assistance, you were authorized to allocate from funds available for these purposes, such amounts as you find necessary for Federal disaster assistance and administrative expenses.
You were authorized to provide Individual Assistance and Public Assistance in the designated areas, and Hazard Mitigation throughout the State. Consistent with the requirement that Federal assistance be supplemental, any Federal funds provided under the Stafford Act for Public Assistance, Hazard Mitigation, and the Other Needs Assistance under Section 408 of the Stafford Act will be limited to 75 percent of the total eligible costs.
Further, you were authorized to make changes to this declaration to the extent allowable under the Stafford Act.
The time period prescribed for the implementation of section 310(a), Priority to Certain Applications for Public Facility and Public Housing Assistance, 42 U.S.C. 5153, shall be for a period not to exceed six months after the date of this declaration.
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the authority vested in the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency under Executive Order 12148, I hereby appoint C. Michel Butler of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to act as the Federal Coordinating Officer for this declared disaster.
I do hereby determine the following areas of the State of Alabama to have been affected adversely by this declared major disaster:
Barbour, Bibb, Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, Cleburne, Cullman, Dale, DeKalb, Etowah, Fayette, Franklin, Greene, Hale, Henry, Houston, Jefferson, Lamar, Lawrence, Marion, Marshall, Morgan, Pickens, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, Tuscaloosa, Walker and Winston Counties for Individual Assistance.
Cullman, Cherokee, Fayette, and Walker Counties for Public Assistance.
All counties within the State of Alabama are eligible to apply for assistance under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.