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

October 26, 2004
News Release
Mobile, Ala. -- As Alabama residents recover from the effects of Hurricane Ivan, they face the challenge of rebuilding their lives, and of rebuilding their homes. While Ivan’s impact is still powerful, survivors may want to prepare themselves and their families, as well as their homes and businesses, for the possibility of another storm. Are You Ready? A Guide to Citizen Preparedness brings together facts on disaster survival techniques, disaster-specific information, and how to prepare for and respond to both natural and man-made disasters.
October 25, 2004
News Release
MOBILE, Ala. -- The U.S.Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the state of Alabama remind residents of 12 Alabama counties who are out of work due to Hurricane Ivan that November 3 is the deadline to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA). Residents may apply for DUA by calling the Alabama Department of Industrial Relations at 1-866-234-5382.
October 22, 2004
News Release
Mobile, Ala. -- In the month following Hurricane Ivan, more than 109,000 Alabama residents have registered for disaster recovery assistance offered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA), and other federal and state agencies. Here is the rest of the story. Disaster Response Activities
October 22, 2004
News Release
Mobile, Ala. -- Officials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) announced today that Bullock, Cherokee, Jackson and Houston Counties were approved for Public Assistance. The addition of these counties brings to 50 the number now eligible for Public Assistance.
October 22, 2004
News Release
MOBILE, Ala. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) announced today that the Saraland Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will close at 3 p.m. Monday, November 1, and will be closed all day November 2, as it is scheduled to be a polling place. It will resume normal hours Wednesday, November 3. Normal hours of operation are Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and closed Sundays starting October 24.
October 18, 2004
News Release
MOBILE, Ala. -- Waiting for information on the status of a disaster assistance application can be nerve wracking. To help ease the tension, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is operating a toll-free Helpline with operators available to answer a wide range of questions concerning the application process.

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