Alabama Severe Storms, Flooding, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds (DR-1835)
Incident period: March 25, 2009 to April 3, 2009
Major Disaster Declaration declared on April 28, 2009
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
July 14, 2009
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
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
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
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 16, 2009
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 10, 2009
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.