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

August 4, 2005
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Thirty Alabama counties, among 45 that were declared a major disaster area following Hurricane Dennis, have been found eligible for additional financial assistance in repairing and restoring storm-damaged infrastructure. At the request of the Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has expanded its public assistance program to make six new categories of aid available.
August 4, 2005
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Home Depot, Lowe's, Marvin's and Wal Mart locations in Mobile, Foley, Brewton and Atmore are supporting Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) personnel who will be providing damage assistance and mitigation information to interested residents and business owners.
August 2, 2005
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Victims of Hurricane Dennis who receive a loan application from the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) should take the time to fill it out -- even if they don't want a loan, urged disaster recovery officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA). Many of the people who call the toll-free number -- 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 -- and apply for assistance will receive a disaster loan application from the SBA within seven to ten days of making the call.
July 28, 2005
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Home Depot, Lowe’s and Wal Mart locations in Mobile, Foley, Daphne and Brewton are supporting Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) personnel who will be providing damage assistance and mitigation information to interested residents and business owners.
July 27, 2005
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The four remaining Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) at Atmore, Brewton, Saraland and Bay Minette will close at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, July 30, 2005. Although it is not mandatory to visit a DRC, personnel staffing those facilities often provide an opportunity to secure additional information on disaster assistance programs or simply the opportunity to visit face-to-face with disaster recovery specialists.
July 26, 2005
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Al -- In just two weeks since the President declared three Alabama counties eligible for Individual Assistance, $2.8 million in disaster assistance has been approved to help those affected by Hurricane Dennis, state and federal officials announced today. "This early in the recovery process our concern is for people's housing needs. For some, the housing assistance check is just the first check they will receive," Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA), Federal Coordinating Officer, Mike Bolch said.

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