Alabama Severe Storms and Tornadoes (DR-1442)

Incident period: November 5, 2002 to November 12, 2002
Major Disaster Declaration declared on November 14, 2002

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

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.
December 30, 2002
News Release
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
News Release
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
News Release
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.

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