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

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Friday, May 20, 2011 - 00:00
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A short-term disaster recovery center will be open through Saturday in Jackson County to serve those whose homes or businesses were affected by the Alabama storms and tornadoes....
Friday, May 20, 2011 - 00:00
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – State and federal assistance continues to fuel the Alabama recovery more than three weeks after deadly tornadoes struck the state. More than 72,000 individuals and households have...
Friday, May 20, 2011 - 00:00
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Cleaning up the mounds of tornado debris is a critical task that recovery officials are approaching from several angles with the help of local, state and federal government, the...
Friday, May 20, 2011 - 00:00
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Rebuilding is not easy after a disaster. Survivors may find themselves spending more and more time at their local hardware store, overwhelmed with decisions. The Federal Emergency...
Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 00:00
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Before the Federal Emergency Management Agency can provide assistance, applicants must be able to prove their identity. Insufficient identification is one reason applicants may be...
Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 00:00
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – New disaster recovery centers have opened in Blount, Calhoun and Jefferson counties to serve those whose homes or businesses were affected by the Alabama storms and tornadoes....
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 00:00
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Disaster recovery centers will remain open in Talladega and Bibb counties for only a few more days to serve those whose homes or businesses were affected by the Alabama storms and...
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 00:00
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Almost three weeks after the Alabama tornadoes, more than 68,000 individuals or households have registered for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency....
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 00:00
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Rebuilding is not easy after a disaster. Survivors may find themselves spending more and more time at their local hardware store, overwhelmed with decisions. The Federal...
Monday, May 16, 2011 - 00:00
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Now that immediate needs are being met, the focus is shifting to long term recovery in the aftermath of April’s tornadoes. Impacted residents are now dealing with issues from how...
Monday, May 16, 2011 - 00:00
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Two more disaster recovery centers opened Monday to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by recent storms and tornadoes. Sites in Jackson and Morgan counties will...
Sunday, May 15, 2011 - 00:00
BIRMINGHAM, Ala – This capsule of recent disaster recovery news is provided by the Alabama Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. » More Information on Alabama ...
Saturday, May 14, 2011 - 00:00
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Everyone receives a letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency after applying for disaster assistance. It explains where you are in the process and what to do next or how...
Saturday, May 14, 2011 - 00:00
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – For many Alabamians recovering from the recent tornadoes, completing a disaster loan application may be overwhelming, but it is an essential step in recovery. “Many Alabamians have...
Friday, May 13, 2011 - 00:00
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Six disaster recovery centers have recently opened to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by recent storms and tornadoes. The two most recent center openings...
Friday, May 13, 2011 - 00:00
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Talk to us. If you have been affected by the Alabama tornadoes and have questions, there is someone who will listen at a disaster recovery center. Twenty-eight disaster recovery...
Friday, May 13, 2011 - 00:00
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Alabamians are responding to the message that federal assistance is here following the devastating tornadoes that struck the state. The number of weekly registrants rose by 32...
Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 00:00
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- An important step on the road to recovery is debris removal. If you were affected by the April tornadoes, here is some information that may help make it easier. The first thing...
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 00:00
Two weeks after a barrage of violent tornadoes and straight line winds swept across Alabama, the Alabama Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency continue working...
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 00:00
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The Alabama tornadoes left many survivors wondering how to put their lives back in order – and what to do first. So here are the steps survivors need to follow to receive...

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