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June 27, 2003
News Release
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
News Release
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
News Release
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
News Release
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
News Release
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
News Release
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.
June 9, 2003
News Release
Birmingham, AL -- Four weeks after President Bush issued a major disaster declaration for Alabama, state and federal financial assistance to help individuals, families and businesses recover from losses suffered in the severe storms, floods and tornadoes of May exceeds $13.4 million. Of that figure, more than $6.9 million was approved for 2,942 Housing Assistance grants. Nearly $4 million was approved for 1,147 Other Needs Assistance grants to help with disaster-related expenses not covered by insurance or met by charitable organizations.
June 5, 2003
News Release
Birmingham, AL -- Disaster officials want to assure Alabamians who suffered damages because of May's storms that there are sufficient funds to cover eligible losses. "We want to encourage all affected residents and business owners in the 38 disaster-declared counties to apply for the assistance they may need," said Gracia Szczech, of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the federal coordinating officer for the Alabama disaster recovery.
June 3, 2003
News Release
Birmingham, AL -- Three weeks after President Bush issued a major disaster declaration for Alabama, state and federal financial assistance to help individuals, families and businesses recover from losses suffered in the severe storms, floods and tornadoes of May exceeds $10 million. Of that figure, more than $6.1 million was approved for 2,482 Housing Assistance grants. Nearly $3.4 million was approved for 874 Other Needs Assistance grants to help with disaster-related expenses not covered by insurance or met by charitable organizations.
June 2, 2003
News Release
Birmingham, AL -- Applicants for disaster assistance who receive a loan application from the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) should take the time to fill it out - even if they don't want a loan. Disaster recovery officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) said many people who register by calling the toll-free number - 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) - will receive an SBA loan application within seven to ten days of making the call.

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