Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding (DR-1466)
Incident period: May 5, 2003 to May 30, 2003
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 12, 2003
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
June 27, 2003
Birmingham, AL -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) lend a helping hand to those impacted by disasters. It is a balancing act for the two government entities: on one hand, delivering aid - mostly financial - to those in need; on the other hand, protecting taxpayers' money.
June 23, 2003
Birmingham, AL -- With less than three weeks remaining to apply for disaster recovery assistance, Alabamians who suffered property losses in this year's floods and tornadoes have received $25.5 million in federal and state disaster recovery assistance. The deadline to apply for state and federal programs designed to help people in Alabama's 38 disaster-designated counties is at the close of business, Friday, July 11, 2003.
June 19, 2003
Birmingham, AL -- Alabama residents and business owners who suffered losses in the floods, tornadoes and hail storms that struck in May have less than one month left to register for state and federal recovery assistance. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will accept applications through July 11 for those in the 38 disaster-designated counties. The deadline for submitting loan applications to the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is also July 11, 2003.
June 12, 2003
Birmingham, AL -- Father's Day is Sunday. If you're still shopping for the right gift, here's a suggestion: A weather radio.
June 11, 2003
Birmingham, AL -- There will be another storm or tornado; nature will see to that. Before that happens, there are affordable ways to reduce your risk. "The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has information about measures families and businesses can take to safeguard against future damage," said Gracia Szczech, federal coordinating officer for the Alabama disaster recovery.
June 11, 2003
Birmingham, AL -- The State of Alabama and the Federal Emergency Management Agency offer many programs to help affected residents and businesses recover in counties designated by the President as disaster areas.