Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
November 7, 2003
Atlanta, GA -- The tornadoes that ripped through 29 Alabama counties a year ago this week triggered federal assistance that now adds up to $27,514,205. A summary of assistance shows the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA):
January 29, 2003
Washington, DC - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that it will reimburse the Alabama communities of Walker County and Carbon Hill for expenses to remove debris left by tornadoes that hit the communities on November 11, 2002. "Towns, cities and counties do a great job in taking care of the routine removal of trash and debris, but most do not have the money or people to remove the amount of debris created by these storms," said FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh. "FEMA's recovery programs help in cases like this."
January 6, 2003
Birmingham, AL -- Next Monday, Jan. 13, 2003, is the last day for Alabama tornado victims who have not yet registered for federal disaster assistance to apply for most disaster assistance programs, according to federal and Alabama Emergency Management Agency officials.
December 30, 2002
Birmingham, AL -- Alabama tornado victims who have not yet registered for federal disaster assistance have only two more weeks to apply. Jan. 13, 2003, is the last day to file applications for most disaster assistance programs, according to federal and state disaster recovery officials.
December 13, 2002
Birmingham, AL -- In one month, more than $7.2 million in federal and state funds or loans have been received by or are on the way to Alabamians who suffered losses following storms and tornadoes that swept through the state between Nov. 5 - 12.
December 12, 2002
Birmingham, AL - Alabama residents who suffered losses as a result of the storms and tornadoes that struck last month but who still have serious unmet needs may find help through numerous volunteer groups long after the main disaster response has ended. The disaster relief services provided by a host of voluntary agency groups during the Nov. 5-12 severe storms and tornadoes will continue to help storm victims in the 29 counties declared by the President as disaster areas.
December 6, 2002
Birmingham, AL -- More than $5 million in federal and state funds or loans have been received by or are on the way to Alabamians who suffered losses following storms and tornadoes that swept through the state between Nov. 5 - 12. The following is a summary of ongoing response and recovery efforts since the presidential disaster declaration on November 14.
December 5, 2002
Birmingham, AL -- With the upcoming holidays uppermost on the minds of Alabamians, one important act should not be forgotten in the seasonal rush. Alabama residents and business owners in the 29 declared counties who suffered losses from the Nov. 5-12 severe storms and tornadoes have only until Jan. 13, 2003, to register for federal/state disaster assistance, recovery officials said today.
December 4, 2002
Birmingham, AL -- Two special programs have been activated as a result of the Nov. 14 Presidential disaster declaration in Alabama for severe storms and tornadoes, recovery officials announced today. Both programs are available at no charge to qualified persons coping with tornado-related stress and legal problems.
December 2, 2002
Individuals Unemployed Because Of Tornadoes May Qualify For Assistance Under Special Federal Program
Birmingham, AL -- Alabama residents who have lost work as a direct result of last month's severe storms and tornadoes and who do not qualify for state jobless benefits may be eligible for unemployment assistance under a special program, disaster recovery officials said today. Triggered by the November 14 Presidential declaration naming 29 Alabama counties as disaster areas, the Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) program is funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and administered by the State of Alabama.