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Alabama Severe Storms, Flooding, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds (DR-1835)

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Incident period: March 25, 2009 to April 03, 2009
Major Disaster Declaration declared on April 28, 2009


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.

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.

Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.

Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved: Total Individual & Households Program - Dollars Approved* Total Housing Assistance - Dollars Approved* Total Other Needs Assistance - Dollars Approved*
Total Amount 453 $2,075,746.91 $1,830,940.60 $244,806.31
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 02:16 (Updated daily)

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $18,067,054.08 $684,326.01 $16,888,048.74
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 07:46 (Updated daily)

Related Links

Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Alabama, FEMA-1835-DR (PDF 23KB)