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July 14, 2009
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Nearly $30 million in federal disaster assistance is funding the recovery efforts of individuals, businesses, nonprofit organizations, municipalities, and school districts in 21 Alabama counties hit hard by the severe storms, flooding, and intense winds of March 25 ? April 13. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) said today nearly $2 million has been granted to individuals and households, and that public assistance projects will total more than $26 million once completed.
July 9, 2009
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Disaster assistance employees working the Montgomery, Alabama Joint Field Office recently concluded a food drive that collected enough to feed a family of four for more than eight months. "Our DAEs and state partners working in the JFO really came through for this great cause," said Federal Coordinating Officer Albie Lewis. At the end of a three-week collection period, non-perishable food items and cash -- the equivalent of 2,770 pounds of food -- had been donated by the approximately 150 employees working DR-1835, DR-1836, and/or DR-1842.
June 23, 2009
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Alabama residents keeping an eye on the forecast for heavy rains and flooding should know that a flood insurance policy through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) offers their best protection against loss. Those who already have flood insurance policies are encouraged to check their policy each year, update as necessary, and make sure premiums remain paid in full.
June 16, 2009
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala.  -- Flooding is the most familiar and frequent natural disaster in Alabama. Heavy rains are a consistent threat across the state, while hurricanes and inland moving tropical storms have caused hundreds of millions of dollars in flood damage to Alabama homes and businesses in just the past few years.
June 16, 2009
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Residents of Covington, Geneva and Houston counties affected by the March 25 - April 3 storms have about two weeks left to register for federal disaster assistance. The deadline to register for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) assistance is July 1, 2009.
June 10, 2009
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- A team of specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will offer techniques to lessen the impact of disaster-related property damages Saturday, June 13, at a safety fair in the Wal-Mart parking lot. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The store is located at 3300 S. Oates St., Dothan.
June 9, 2009
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Residents of Covington, Geneva and Houston counties affected by theMarch 25 - April 3 storms have only about three weeks left to register for federal disaster assistance. The deadline to register for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) assistance isJuly 1, 2009.
June 3, 2009
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Not every Alabama resident who registered for the federal disaster assistance made available following the March 25 - April 3 storms will qualify for aid. But an appeals process can ensure those affected by the storm will receive all aid to which they are legally eligible.
June 2, 2009
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- State and federal officials announce that $2.1 million in disaster assistance has been approved for residents in Covington, Geneva and Houston counties as they recover from the March 25-April 3 storms. Recovery information as of close of business June 1 is as follows: $1,562,255 is approved to help disaster-affected Alabamians with temporary housing and home repairs through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) disaster grant program.
May 30, 2009
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urge you to have an evacuation plan if you are living along the Gulf Coast. Before hurricane season starts:

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