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 24, 2009
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- In less than 72 hours after Alabama received a federal disaster declaration for Individual Assistance, more than $1 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 24, $1,081,460 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 24, 871 persons had registered for assistance.
June 23, 2009
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- On-site inspections are an important early step in the disaster recovery process that can help speed assistance to the homeowners, renters, and businesses of Autauga, Elmore, and Montgomery counties that suffered flood damages in the storms of May 6-8. Those without flood insurance and have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for assistance can expect a phone call from one of the agency's representatives to inspect the damage.
June 22, 2009
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Community Relations (CR) teams are working across three central Alabama counties to reach out to individuals affected by the severe weather of May 6 - 8. Teams of CR specialists advise residents, business owners, non-profit agencies and faith-based organizations how to register for disaster assistance. They also work to identify people with special needs, seniors and those with disabilities.
June 22, 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 Prattville, Autauga County, at noon Tuesday, June 23, to help people affected by the May 6-8 storms and flooding. The DRC will be at the Parks and Recreation Department, 1309 Upper Kingston Road, Prattville, AL, 36067. The hours of operation are Tuesday, noon to 6 p.m. and from Wednesday, June 24 through Saturday, June 27, the center will be open from, 8 a. m. to 6 p.m.
June 21, 2009
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Residents of the three Alabama counties now eligible for individual disaster assistance should know that the help they may receive will be based on their own unique circumstances and needs.  "We want everyone to receive the maximum assistance to which they are legally eligible," said Albie Lewis, federal coordinating officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) disaster operations in Alabama. "However, not everyone who suffered damages from the severe storms of May 6 - 8 will qualify."
June 21, 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 Montgomery County at noon Monday to help people affected by the May 6-8 storms and flooding. The DRC will be at the Capitol Heights community center at 206 Federal Drive in Montgomery, AL, 36107. The hours of operation are Monday, noon to 6 p.m. and beginning Tuesday, 8 a. m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.

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