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Alabama Severe Storms and Tornadoes (DR-1442)

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Incident period: November 05, 2002 to November 12, 2002
Major Disaster Declaration declared on November 14, 2002


November 7, 2003 - News Release

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 - News Release

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 - News Release

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.

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.

Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.

Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved: Total Individual & Households Program - Dollars Approved* Total Housing Assistance - Dollars Approved* Total Other Needs Assistance - Dollars Approved*
Total Amount 530 $3,306,085.11 $1,546,858.08 $1,759,227.03
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 02:15 (Updated daily)

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 $12,603,404.04 $11,477,322.11 $1,095,358.52
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 08:25 (Updated daily)

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