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 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.
May 6, 2009
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Just hours after Alabama received a federal disaster declaration for Individual Assistance, housing money was approved for eligible storm survivors as they registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). By the morning of May 6, $217,595 was on the streets to help Alabamians begin their recovery from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred between March 25 and April 3.
May 4, 2009
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) are opening in Alabama to help people affected by the storms and flooding that struck the state between March 25 and April 3. The Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are operating the centers jointly. "Anyone who suffered uninsured or under-insured losses in Covington, Geneva and Houston counties can get person-to-person assistance from specialists skilled in many disaster-related subjects," said State Coordinating Officer Brock Long.
May 4, 2009
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- DeKalb County is now eligible for federal assistance with its recovery from severe weather and flooding dating back to March 25, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. With the addition, state and local governments as well as certain private non-profit organizations in ?????21 Alabama counties are now eligible for help from FEMA?s Public Assistance (PA) program.
May 1, 2009
ATLANTA, Ga. -- People in three Alabama counties affected by storms and flooding that started March 25 are now eligible for Individual Assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
April 28, 2009
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's major disaster declaration issued for Alabama. Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required: