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

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Monday, June 13, 2011 - 00:00
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Did a tornado leave you with a pile of disaster-related medical or dental bills? Unexpected costs for other essentials? The Other Needs Assistance program, administered by the...
Saturday, June 11, 2011 - 00:00
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – For Alabamians hit hard by the April and May 2011 tornadoes, the June 27, 2011 deadline for applying for federal disaster aid is approaching fast. Don’t let common...
Saturday, June 11, 2011 - 00:00
BIRMINGHAM, Ala – For Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19, give a gift that can make a difference to the whole family – a weather radio. A weather radio transmits alerts of severe weather and dangerous...
Friday, June 10, 2011 - 00:00
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Twenty-one disaster recovery centers remain open in designated counties to provide face-to-face help to those whose homes or businesses sustained storm-related damage or loss...
Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 00:00
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency is hiring residents in central and northern Alabama to help with recovery from the April tornadoes. The agency has hired 67 new employees in...
Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 00:00
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Throughout Alabama, the deafening sound of the April tornadoes has been replaced by the rumbling of trucks hauling debris, more than 4.3 million cubic yards of it in the last month...
Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 00:00
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – While recovering from the tornadoes, why not use cost-effective techniques to help keep you safer from future storms? Recovery specialists from the Federal Emergency Management...
Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 00:00
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Are you living in a tent or camper on your property? Are you still staying in your damaged home? Or is living with relatives after the tornadoes not working out? Regardless of your...
Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 00:00
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Coastal areas of Alabama have long been impacted by severe tropical weather systems. With the 2011 hurricane season under way, the Federal Emergency Management Agency urges all...
Saturday, June 4, 2011 - 00:00
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Damages or losses caused by the series of storms, tornadoes and straight line winds that began on April 15 and continued until May 31 may be eligible for federal disaster...
Friday, June 3, 2011 - 00:00
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – While recovering from the storm, why not use techniques to help keep you safer from future storms? The Federal Emergency Management Agency continues to offer home hardening and...
Friday, June 3, 2011 - 00:00
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Even as other disasters occur around the country, more than 126,000 volunteers from nearly three dozen organizations have helped survivors who were affected by the devastating...
Friday, June 3, 2011 - 00:00
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Five weeks into the Alabama tornado recovery, debris is being cleared  from neighborhoods and more than $73 million in federal disaster assistance is helping survivors rebuild...
Friday, June 3, 2011 - 00:00
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Five weeks into the Alabama tornado recovery, debris is being cleared from neighborhoods and more than $70 million in federal disaster assistance is helping survivors rebuild their...
Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 00:00
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – All Alabama disaster recovery centers will no longer be open on Sundays beginning this week. Beginning Monday, June 6, all recovery centers will now be open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m...
Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 00:00
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – While survivors of Alabama’s April tornadoes work nonstop to recover from the devastation, many may also need to recover emotionally during trying times. Individuals often seek...
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 00:00
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Those whose homes or businesses were affected by the recent storms and tornadoes can get face-to-face help for only a few more days at five disaster recovery centers. The following...
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 00:00
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – As Alabamians recover from April’s severe storms and tornadoes, the Alabama Emergency Management Agency and Federal Emergency Management Agency are urging people to be ready for...
Monday, May 30, 2011 - 00:00
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – To help entire communities recover from the April tornadoes, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency are working to make sure people...
Sunday, May 29, 2011 - 00:00
Birmingham, Ala.—All 27 Alabama disaster recovery centers will remain open on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30. The recovery centers will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. to assist survivors of the April...

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