Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding (DR-1908)

Incident period: April 24, 2010 to April 25, 2010
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 3, 2010

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

May 12, 2010
News Release
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Inspectors from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are contacting disaster applicants in DeKalb, Marshall and Walker counties whose primary home or rental residence sustained losses from late April’s storms and tornadoes. Legitimate FEMA inspectors won’t ask for personal information, such as a Social Security number, or request payment at the time of the inspection.
May 12, 2010
News Release
HUNTSVILLE – The Alabama Emergency Management Agency and Federal Emergency Management Agency Disaster Recovery Center at the Fyffe Senior Center will close at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 12. The center, located at 413 Graves Street in Fyffe, will re-open as a Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC), Thursday, May 13. The center will be open on the following days only:  Thursday, May 13; Friday, May 14; and Monday, May 17. Business hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
May 12, 2010
News Release
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- People in northern Alabama who are planning to repair and rebuild after the severe storms and tornadoes of late April will likely need contractors. When it comes to choosing professional construction help, the Alabama Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are urging citizens to be smart consumers – aware that there are some scam artists who take advantage of dazed storm survivors. To help the process go smoothly, recovery officials are offering the following suggestions:
May 12, 2010
News Release
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Those affected by the Alabama storms and tornadoes of late April who are not U.S. citizens – but are in the United States legally – can still apply for disaster assistance, said officials from the Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
May 12, 2010
News Release
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- A Disaster Recovery Center operated by the Alabama Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Walker County is open in Parrish for those affected by the severe spring storms and tornadoes of late April. The Disaster Recovery Center is set up at the Parrish Church of the Nazarene, 1436 New Parrish Highway, Parrish, AL 35580. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Saturday, May 15.
May 10, 2010
News Release
HUNTSVILLE -- Specialists with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are in Marshall County to help people in Alabama build better, build stronger and build safer. An information booth is open  8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily at the Lowe’s at 11190 U.S. Highway 431 South in Guntersville where FEMA bilingual staff will provide one-on-one assistance for those interested in rebuilding their homes with better protection for their families from future disasters.

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Alabama, FEMA-1908-DR (PDF 23KB)
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