Alabama Hurricane Ivan (DR-1549)

Incident period: September 13, 2004 to September 30, 2004
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 15, 2004

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

December 16, 2004
News Release
MOBILE, Ala.—Within the first 30 days after Hurricane Ivan hit Alabama, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) responded with the distribution of more than 46,000 "self-help" tarps to counties hardest hit by the storm.
December 15, 2004
News Release
MOBILE, Ala. -- In the 90 days since Hurricane Ivan made landfall on the Gulf Coast, state and local governments, as well as individuals, households and businesses, have received nearly $439 million in disaster aid from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA). Total $439 million in disaster assistance includes the following:
December 6, 2004
News Release
MOBILE, Ala. -- As the holidays approach, the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency encourage caution, especially when using holiday lights. If your roof is covered with plastic sheeting, caution should be used when putting holiday lighting near the covering. Electric lights should not be hung on or near the plastic sheeting. In addition, sparks emitted from a fireplace chimney pose a potential fire hazard to tarps and temporary roofing materials.
December 6, 2004
News Release
MOBILE, Ala. -- Since the first Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opened after Hurricane Ivan hit in September, 21 centers have assisted more than 45,000 residents who had damages and losses from the storm. Currently, four DRCs remain open to provide applicants with information and services. “We want to remind disaster victims they can visit any DRC in operation, regardless of location,” said State Coordinating Officer Bruce Baughman. “And we want to assure people that we will not close a center as long as there is a need.”
December 4, 2004
News Release
MOBILE, Ala. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today amended its disaster declaration to make Calhoun County eligible for federal Public Assistance. This latest addition brings to 51 the number of Alabama counties that are eligible for Public Assistance under the September 15 federal disaster declared as a result of major damages caused by Hurricane Ivan. Calhoun County was previously designated as eligible for Individual Assistance, which aids homeowners, renters and businesses in affected areas.
December 3, 2004
News Release
MOBILE, Ala. -- Residents and businesses who suffered losses or damages as a result of Hurricane Ivan have one month left to apply for disaster assistance, according to officials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA). To date, more than 151,000 have registered for assistance. The deadline for individuals and businesses to register for assistance is Jan. 3, 2005.

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