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July 10, 2009
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
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
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:
May 8, 2009
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.