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

December 6, 2002
News Release
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
News Release
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
News Release
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
News Release
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.
November 29, 2002
News Release
Birmingham, AL -- As the second week of response and recovery operations ended, more than $2.3 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.
November 26, 2002
News Release
Birmingham, AL -- Disaster Recovery Centers operated by the Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Abbeville and Centre will be open to help tornado victims on Thanksgiving Day and permanently closed at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30. The third recovery center, located in the Manchester Community Center at 4625 Hwy. 195, Jasper, will also be open on Thanksgiving Day. It will be permanently closed at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Dec.3.

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