Alabama Severe Storms and Tornadoes (DR-1687)

Incident period: March 1, 2007
Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 3, 2007

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

March 28, 2007
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The Disaster Recovery Center operating in Enterprise will close at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, officials from Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) and the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. The recovery center located at the Enterprise Recreation Center at 421 E. Lee St. has been visited by 719 people. The three recovery centers that had been open in Coffee County served 1,276 disaster victims.
March 26, 2007
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Homeowners, renters and business owners in Jefferson County who suffered damage as a result of the March 1 severe storms and tornadoes are now eligible to apply for federal disaster assistance. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) have been working together to help Alabama residents recover since March 3 when the president declared the disaster.
March 23, 2007
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- In less than three weeks since President Bush declared a major disaster for the State of Alabama, significant amounts of federal aid have begun to flow into the affected areas. Families, individuals and business owners who suffered damage from the severe storms and tornadoes of March 1, have been approved to receive approximately $5.8 million in assistance from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
March 22, 2007
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The Disaster Recovery Center in Enterprise will be closed this Sunday, March 25, and will reopen on Monday morning. New hours will be Monday though Saturday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., closed Sundays. The recovery center operated by the Alabama Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency is located at the Enterprise Recreation Center, 421 East Lee St.
March 21, 2007
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- As the recovery continues from the March 1 tornadoes, federal and state officials want you to know you may be eligible for assistance to cover uninsured personal losses that resulted from the storms.
March 19, 2007
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Winds of destruction will inevitably blow. But structures can be built, rebuilt or even retrofitted to withstand more of these dangerous winds, according to mitigation experts from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). “The task of rebuilding or repairing your disaster damaged home can be daunting, but it also presents an opportunity to reconstruct safer, stronger and smarter,” said H. Britt Bochiardy, FEMA Hazard Mitigation CEO Group Supervisor.

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