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

July 14, 2005
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Alabamans who apply for federal and state aid for damages stemming from Hurricane Dennis need to document their losses. The first step in recovery following a presidentially declared disaster such as Dennis is to apply for assistance by calling the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) toll-free line, 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or for speech or hearing impaired 1-800-462-7585 (TTY). Those with Internet access can register on-line at http://www.fema.gov.
July 13, 2005
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- A toll-free application phone number or on-line registration is now available for those who suffered property damage or loss in the three Alabama counties declared eligible for by Hurricane Dennis. Officials from the Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) and the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), urge residents affected by the storm to call FEMA’s toll-free number, 1-800-621 FEMA (3362), or for speech- and hearing-impaired 1-800-462-7585 (TTY).
July 13, 2005
News Release
MOBILE, Ala. -- Officials from the Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) and the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that Disaster Recovery Centers will open in Saraland and Bay Minette on Thursday, July 14. These are the first of several centers that will open in Alabama to provide information to those who have suffered damage from Hurricane Dennis.
July 11, 2005
News Release
ATLANTA Ga. -- Escambia County, AL today was declared eligible by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to receive individual assistance for those who suffered damages during Hurricane Dennis. Michael D. Brown, Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Emergency Preparedness and Response and head of FEMA said with this declaration, after affected residents and businesses owners in the county with storm damages now can apply for federal aid to offset damage costs. FEMA previously declared the counties of Baldwin and Mobile eligible for individual assistance.
July 10, 2005
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that President Bush has ordered the federal government to provide all necessary disaster resources and assets for Alabama to aid people battered by Hurricane Dennis. Michael D. Brown, Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Emergency Preparedness and Response, said the President took the action under a major disaster declaration issued for Alabama in response to the hurricane that struck the state this afternoon.

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