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 21, 2009
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Storm survivors who did not qualify for a loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), may be referred to the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Other Needs Assistance (ONA) program to help with disaster-related expenses. The ONA program funds help eligible registrants with expenses not covered by insurance or other community based programs. Some expenses that may qualify for ONA are:
May 16, 2009
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- During the course of disaster recovery, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) may send letters to disaster survivors regarding their status for assistance. After a federal disaster is declared, the internal process to distribute disaster assistance includes three steps: private insurance, SBA loan, FEMA grant program. The process begins by registering with FEMA.
May 15, 2009
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Mold can be a growing problem. Five to six weeks after a flood, mold can become a problem in homes and businesses that have not been thoroughly cleaned. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers steps that can be taken to combat the musty, microscopic organism's growth and its potential to cause serious health problems. Mold can also cause structural damage to homes, according to state and federal officials.
May 15, 2009
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mitigation group will be at local home supply stores in Covington, Geneva and Houston counties to assist people with mitigation measures. The outreach schedule follows:
May 15, 2009
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Those affected by recent flooding are urged to make health and safety a priority, and begin cleaning up their homes and personal property as soon as possible. Officials from the Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) emphasize not to wait for an inspection before cleaning up. "Property owners should document all losses and damages by making a list of damages, and removing all flood damaged personal property," said Federal Coordinating Officer Albie Lewis.
May 13, 2009
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- State and federal disaster officials helping people recover from the severe storms of March 25 through April 3 in Covington, Geneva and Houston counties have some tips to speed disaster assistance. Register Now:

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