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Alabama Severe Storms, Flooding, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds (DR-1836)

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Incident period: April 10, 2009 to April 13, 2009
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 08, 2009


July 10, 2009 - News Release

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Exceptions, not rules, saved the City of Wetumpka, Elmore County, hundreds of thousands of dollars and several months of construction and street closures. One guiding principle of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is that infrastructure be rebuilt to its pre-disaster condition - not improved at taxpayers' expense. Like most rules, there are sensible exceptions. Repairing the huge washout beneath Hill, Orline, and Company streets that followed the severe storms of March 25 - 28 was one such exception.

May 30, 2009 - News Release

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mitigation groups offer disaster resistant construction and rebuilding information at new locations in Andalusia and Dothan. Teams are available until June 14, at the following locations:

May 8, 2009 - News Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster aid has been made available for Alabama to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms, flooding, tornadoes, and straight-line winds during the period of April 10-13, 2009.

Financial Assistance

If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

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 $6,100,444.28 $3,010,700.10 $2,801,845.18
Last Updated: Friday, November 27, 2015 - 07:57 (Updated daily)

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Alabama, FEMA-1836-DR (PDF 23KB)