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

November 23, 2004
News Release
MOBILE, Ala. -- Forty students from Shawnee Mission, Kansas, are spending their Thanksgiving in Mobile so they can be of service to residents who still need help following Hurricane Ivan. Their efforts are coordinated by the National Relief Network, which matches volunteers with those in need following major disasters. “Their overall goal is to help as many families as they can while they’re here,” says Scott Harding, executive director of the National Relief Network. “Rewarding as it is for the people that we serve, it’s equally rewarding for the students who help.”
November 23, 2004
News Release
Mobile, Ala. -- With the recovery period for Hurricane Ivan disaster victims well underway, many have already received their disaster assistance checks or insurance payments. Unfortunately, that does not mean that everyone’s needs have been addressed. Long-term recovery committees are working with individuals who still require assistance. These committees are looking for more volunteers to ensure all who need help get it.
November 20, 2004
News Release
MOBILE, Ala. -- All FEMA and state disaster offices and services—the disaster registration line, Helpline, Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) and administrative offices—will be closed on Thursday, November 25, Thanksgiving Day. All offices and services will reopen on Friday, November 26, to continue to help applicants with disaster assistance. After Thanksgiving, the following regular schedule of disaster services resumes:
November 17, 2004
News Release
MOBILE, Ala. -- The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) announced today the closing of the Grove Hill Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Clarke County. DRC closing: Clarke County Grove Hill NG Armory 22511 Hwy. 84E Grove Hill Closes: Friday, November 19 at 6:00 p.m.
November 16, 2004
News Release
MOBILE, Ala. -- In the sixty days since Hurricane Ivan made landfall on the Gulf Coast, state and local governments, as well as individuals, households and businesses have received more than $323 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 $323 million disaster assistance includes the following:
November 9, 2004
News Release
MOBILE, Ala.- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, under mission assignment from FEMA, announced today the removal of two million cubic yards of debris from the counties of Mobile, Escambia, Butler, Clarke and Monroe and the cities of Opp and Fort Deposit since September 21. Two million cubic yards is equivalent to 400 football fields stacked three feet high with debris.

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