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Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding (DR-1466)

Incident period: May 05, 2003 to May 30, 2003
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 12, 2003


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.

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 23,660 $50,014,084.62 $22,764,616.08 $27,249,468.54
Last Updated: Friday, April 29, 2016 - 05:11 (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 $12,587,894.04 $1,980,409.16 $10,416,249.31
Last Updated: Friday, April 29, 2016 - 06:27 (Updated daily)

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