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 12, 2009
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The disaster information Helpline is available to anyone in Covington, Geneva and Houston counties who has registered for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and may need more information. The FEMA Helpline number is 800-621 FEMA (3362) or (TTY) 800-462-7585 for the speech- or hearing-impaired. Select the Helpline option.
May 11, 2009
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- When it comes to getting disaster assistance, state and federal officials have two important pieces of advice: register promptly, and be sure to fill out and send in that SBA packet - even if you have insurance. If you receive a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan packet after you register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), it is important to complete it and send it back, even if you don't intend to take out the loan.
May 11, 2009
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) announce that the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Covington and Houston counties will close Saturday. The Covington and Houston county DRC hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The DRC in Geneva County will close Tuesday, May 19 at 6 p.m. Until then, hours for that DRC are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Saturday hours will be 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on Sunday, 1 to 6 p.m.
May 10, 2009
More Than $1 Million Approved For Alabama Disaster Survivors; FEMA Urges Those Affected By Disaster To Register
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- One week after President Obama declared three Alabama counties eligible for disaster assistance for individuals and businesses, $1.2 million has been approved to assist storm survivors who have registered for federal assistance. "We are pleased that we have been able to approve these funds in such a short time," said Federal Coordinating Officer Albie Lewis of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). "This money will allow many to begin recovering from the damage."
May 9, 2009
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Community Relations (CR) teams are working across southeast Alabama reaching out to persons affected by the March 25 to April 3 storms. Teams of CR specialists tell residents, business owners, non-profit agencies and faith-based organizations how to register for disaster assistance. They also work to identify people with special needs, seniors and those with disabilities.
May 8, 2009
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Disaster Unemployment Assistance (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. DUA is for individuals and business owners who were unemployed as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes, flooding and straight-line winds between March 25 and April 3. The deadline to apply for DUA is June 3, 2009.