Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, and Straight-line Winds (DR-1842)

Incident period: May 6, 2009 to May 8, 2009
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 3, 2009

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

June 30, 2009
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Some Alabama residents who have applied for disaster assistance may have received a letter saying their application is denied. Don't be alarmed. Some denial letters are sent to applicants who simply need to supply additional information, so the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) can continue to process their applications.
June 29, 2009
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Disaster Recovery Centers in Bullock, Elmore, and Montgomery counties will close Thursday, July 2. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) said the DRCs were opened to serve those affected by the May 6 - 8 storms and flooding. After a DRC closes, help remains available through FEMA's toll-free Helpline, 800-621-FEMA (3362) or (TTY) 800-462-7585. Helpline hours are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily until further notice.
June 27, 2009
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) will open a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Bullock County on Monday to help people affected by the May 6-8 storms and flooding. The DRC will be at the Courthouse Building, 217 N. Prairie St., Union Springs, AL 36089. The hours of operation are 9 a. m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, June 29 through Thursday, July 2. DRCs are also located:
June 26, 2009
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- In less than a week after Alabama received a federal disaster declaration for Individual Assistance, more than $2.5 million in housing money was approved for eligible storm survivors as they registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). By the morning of June 26, $2,554,500 was on the streets to help Alabama residents begin their recovery from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred during the period May 6 - 8. As of June 25, 1,113 persons had registered for assistance.
June 26, 2009
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) will open a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Elmore County at noon Sunday to help people affected by the May 6-8 storms and flooding. The DRC will be at the Millbrook Civic Center at 3168 Park Circle in Millbrook, AL, 36054. The hours of operation are Sunday, June 28, noon to 6 p.m. and beginning Monday, June 29, 8 a. m. to 6 p.m. through July 2.
June 25, 2009
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is available to individuals who worked in or are self-employed residents of Autauga, Elmore, and Montgomery 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 of May 6 - 8. The deadline to apply for DUA is July 22, 2009.

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