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 17, 2007
MONTGOMERY, Ala.-- In only 12 days since President Bush declared six Alabama counties eligible for assistance to individuals and families, $3,082,191 in disaster assistance has been approved to help those affected by the tornadoes of March 1, state and federal officials announced today.
March 17, 2007
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Disaster Recovery Centers operating in Henry and Dale Counties will close at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21, due to reduced activity, officials from the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today.
March 15, 2007
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- According to officials with the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the best source for information following a disaster is federal, state and voluntary agencies. Here are answers to some frequent questions: Q: Does FEMA charge a fee for a home inspection?A: No. FEMA never charges for an inspection.
March 14, 2007
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Having a “Safe-Room” can save lives and prevent injuries from tornadoes and severe storms. If your family has built a safe-room and used it for shelter during the March 1, 2007, tornadoes, the Department of Homeland Security’s Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) would like to hear about your experience. There may be an opportunity to use your story to encourage others to install safe-rooms. To report about safe-room use, please call FEMA at (334) 274-8819. Please note this telephone number is exclusively for reports about safe rooms.
March 12, 2007
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Individuals and families whose homes were damaged as a result of the tornadoes of March 1 may be eligible for disaster housing assistance, according to disaster recovery officials. Housing assistance is one of the programs available to Alabama residents in Coffee, Wilcox, Henry, Dale, Montgomery and Dallas counties. The disaster housing program, which is administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), provides two types of assistance:
March 11, 2007
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is providing public assistance grants and technical assistance to help several counties recover from the severe impacts of Alabama 's March 1 tornadoes. Public assistance helps public entities pay for damage to the public infrastructure.