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 19, 2009
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Federal disaster assistance to individuals is now available to residents of three Alabama counties affected by the severe storms, tornadoes, flooding, and straight-line winds of May 6 - 8. The action follows a request by Gov. Bob Riley that disaster officials conduct a second round of damage assessments. "We're pleased that the recovery resources of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are now available to individuals," said Brock Long, state coordinating officer for disaster operations in Alabama. "Much-needed assistance is on its way."
June 3, 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:
June 3, 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 the State of Alabama and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms, tornadoes, flooding, and straight-line winds during the period of May 6-8, 2009.