News Releases for Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding (DR-1971)

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Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 10:16
During the April 2011 tornadoes, Prattville, Ala. resident Ty Story took cover in a closet with his wife Becky and their three daughters using a mattress for extra protection.“We were about a mile...
Monday, October 31, 2011 - 00:00
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Stories of hope are happening all across Alabama as the state’s long-term recovery committees help restore families devastated by April’s tornadoes six months ago. After receiving...
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 00:00
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Great progress has been made in the six months since a historic outbreak of storms and tornadoes forever changed the landscape of numerous Alabama communities. To date,...
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 00:00
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Five months after the April storms and tornadoes in Alabama, 99 percent of debris has been cleared from communities and more than $170 million in individual federal disaster...
Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 00:00
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Alabama Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency urge disaster survivors who have received federal assistance for home repairs to begin that...
Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 00:00
ALABAMIANS SHOULD INCLUDE PETS IN THEIR PREPAREDNESS PLAN BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — September is National Preparedness Month and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management...
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 00:00
SBA Disaster Loans Reach $100 Million In Alabama BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Households and businesses in Alabama have been approved for more than $100 million in low-interest loans to help with rebuilding...
Friday, September 16, 2011 - 00:00
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – September is National Preparedness Month and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency with the Federal Emergency Management Agency urge all individuals, including people with...
Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 00:00
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Survivors continue to receive federal assistance as Alabama recovers from the April storms and tornadoes. To date, more than $70 million has been approved in grants to individuals...
Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 00:00
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – President Barack Obama has declared September National Preparedness Month and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency, along with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, urge...
Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 00:00
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – President Barack Obama has declared September National Preparedness Month and business owners are encouraged to have a plan in place to protect, investment and employees. According...
Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 00:00
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The task of cleaning up and disposing of mountains of debris has been one of the most challenging and time-consuming operations for local communities in Alabama following the...
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 00:00
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Residents of Rainsville gathered at the Tom Bevill Enrichment Center recently to share their best ideas for a revitalized town. This community workshop was hosted by the Rainsville...
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 00:00
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. –September is National Preparedness Month and state and federal emergency management officials urge Alabamians to take the opportunity to update their disaster plan and prepare their...
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 00:00
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Almost $70 million in state and federal disaster recovery grants are helping Alabamians pick up the pieces from the April tornadoes. Homeowners and renters don’t have to repay the...
Monday, August 22, 2011 - 00:00
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Alabama Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency have approved almost half a million dollars in grants for rebuilding projects that help disaster...
Monday, August 22, 2011 - 00:00
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Get the latest in storm-resistant building tips at local home improvement and retail stores. FEMA staff will be at the stores Tuesday and Wednesday to show residents how to make...
Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 00:00
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – After the April storms and tornadoes destroyed thousands of homes and businesses across two-thirds of Alabama, a large-scale response and recovery effort was needed. A significant...
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 00:00
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – For Alabamians affected by the April storms and tornadoes, now is the time to work toward a permanent housing plan. The Alabama Emergency Management Agency and the Federal...
Friday, August 12, 2011 - 00:00
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Temporary facilities are greeting students as the school year begins in four Alabama communities. And safe rooms to provide shelter during storms will follow soon. Alabama is a...

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