Alabama Hurricane Dennis (DR-1593)

Incident period: July 10, 2005 to July 16, 2005
Major Disaster Declaration declared on July 10, 2005

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

April 26, 2006
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. ? Flooding is America's most common natural disaster. Even though hurricanes are the main cause of flooding in Florida, we must be prepared at all times. Officials from the State of Florida Emergency Response Team (SERT) and the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urge Floridians to take action now and buy flood insurance before heavy rains and late spring floods begin.
April 19, 2006
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- In the six months since Hurricane Wilma hit South Florida, more than $760 million in Public Assistance funds has been dispersed throughout communities affected by that storm, contributing to a total of $1 billion in Public Assistance funds that has reached city, county and state applicants for recovery from the 2005 storms, officials from the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Florida’s State Emergency Response Team (SERT) announced today.
August 19, 2005
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Al. -- Free legal services through the Alabama Bar Association is available to eligible residents of Mobile, Baldwin and Escambia counties affected by Hurricane Dennis. Disaster officials say that this free service often goes unnoticed after a disaster but could be very helpful as residents clean up after the hurricane and try to get their lives back in order.
August 19, 2005
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- More that $4 million is disaster payments have been provided to aid applicants following Hurricane Dennis on July 10. Federal and state disaster officials have received over 11,000 applications for disaster assistance, which includes housing assistance and payments for losses from the storm. Persons who were affected by Hurricane Dennis in Baldwin, Escambia and Mobile counties can still call and apply for disaster aid via FEMA's toll-free telephone line 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). Applicants have until September 8 to apply for assistance.
August 5, 2005
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- In the month since the President declared three Alabama counties eligible for Individual Assistance, more than $3.5 million in disaster assistance has been approved to help those affected by Hurricane Dennis, state and federal officials announced today.
August 5, 2005
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Alabama’s disaster victims have 30 days remaining in which to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for state and federal assistance in recovering from damage suffered during Hurricane Dennis. The application deadline is Thursday, September 8. “Any resident of a declared county who suffered uninsured losses should register to ensure the possibility of assistance,” said Michael Bolch, the official in charge of federal recovery operations. “Those who plan to register, but have delayed, need be alert to the deadline.”

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