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

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Friday, October 7, 2011 - 00:00
When Frank Hardy and Stan Smith ran with the same teenage crowd in 1980s-era Pratt City, Alabama, they had no idea that, decades later, a devastating tornado and a pile of rubble would bring them...
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 00:00
Alabama’s recovery from the deadly April 2011 tornado outbreak is taking a “whole community” approach, says Federal Coordinating Officer Joe Girot.  “By ‘whole community,’ I’m talking about neighbors...
Friday, September 9, 2011 - 00:00
PRODUCING THE NEXT GENERATION OF STORM-SMART BUILDERS FEMA Donates Safe Room Demo Model to Birmingham City Schools BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Up and coming architects and builders attending Birmingham City...
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 00:00
Phil Campbell lost no time in starting debris removal after the April 27 tornado. Only with the debris gone could the community turn its attention to rebuilding and healing.The community lost many...
Monday, August 29, 2011 - 00:00
Posted by Alabama Joint Field Office External Affairs We remain focused on meeting the immediate recovery needs of Alabamians. Individuals and families who are eligible for rental assistance or other...
Friday, August 26, 2011 - 00:00
People interested in applying for assistance through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program should contact their local municipalities or local emergency management agencies. The state requires that all...
Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 00:00
Posted by: Albie Lewis, Federal Disaster Recovery Coordinator The April 2011 tornado outbreak in Alabama was so extensive and devastating that our long-term community recovery staff became engaged...
Monday, August 22, 2011 - 00:00
By Jeff Byard and Michael Byrne April’s tornadoes reminded us the unthinkable can happen. The event cost too many lives, created about 10 million cubic yards of debris, and destroyed or damaged homes...
Monday, August 8, 2011 - 00:00
On April 27, 2011, from well before dawn to way past sunset, Alabama hosted a perfect set of weather conditions to produce a super tornado outbreak totaling 62 confirmed tornadoes. These storms...
Friday, August 5, 2011 - 00:00
From the beginning, recovery has been a team effort. During the past three months, faith-based and community groups, private sector and local, state and federal officials joined forces with survivors...

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