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

May 30, 2009
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The registration deadline for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is July 1, 2009, for those impacted by the March 25 to April 3 storms in Covington, Geneva and Houston counties. Monday marks the halfway point in the 60-day registration period. Registrations cannot be accepted after the deadline.
May 30, 2009
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Hurricane season begins June 1 and officially runs through Nov. 30 each year. Being prepared can help save lives. Hurricane preparedness is a collective effort shared by all who are affected by disastrous storms, according to officials from the Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). "State emergency personnel will respond quickly to the scene of a disaster," said State Coordinating Officer Brock Long. "But there is no substitute for knowing how to keep yourself, your home, business and family safe.
May 29, 2009
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The deadline to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is Wednesday, June 3. DUA is available to individuals who worked in or are self-employed residents of Covington, Geneva and Houston Counties, according to state and federal officials. It is for individuals and business owners who were unemployed as a result of the March 25 - April 3 storms.
May 28, 2009
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- A Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mitigation team will set up a booth at the Enterprise Chamber of Commerce's Downtown Summerfest Festival Saturday, May 30, on East College Street from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The FEMA specialists will be on hand to explain techniques that can help reduce damage to homes, businesses and property from future flooding and wind. How-to information for retrofitting buildings and elevating utilities will be available as well as hand-outs including brochures about the National Flood Insurance Program.
May 28, 2009
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) community relations teams will distribute disaster preparedness booklets Saturday, May 30 at the Southern Alabama Raceway regional competition in Opp beginning at 5 p.m. The booklets available are:
May 27, 2009
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Lamar County is now eligible for federal assistance with its recovery from severe weather and flooding that occurred April 10-13, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. With the addition, state and local governments as well as certain private non-profit organizations in6 Alabama counties are now eligible for help from FEMA's Public Assistance (PA) program. The previously approved counties are Cullman, DeKalb, Jackson, Jefferson and Marshall.

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