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
MOBILE, Ala -- With recovery well underway following September’s devastating hurricane, the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) are urging individuals and businesses to apply for assistance before the Jan. 3, 2005 deadline – even if they have received an insurance settlement, or are waiting to hear from their insurance company.
November 23, 2004
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 20, 2004
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
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
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
MOBILE, Ala. -- The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that the agency has obligated more than $272,271,961 in aid to help Alabama recover from the impact of Hurricane Ivan. FEMA and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency continue to work together to bring help to those still suffering as a result of this devastating storm. A breakdown of federal disaster assistance as of November 9, 2004: