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September 20, 2011
News Release
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 after the April storms and tornadoes.
September 16, 2011
News Release
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 disabilities, to take the time to plan for survival for at least 72 hours whether at home, in a shelter, or elsewhere in the event of an actual emergency.
September 9, 2011
Updates
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Up and coming architects and builders attending Birmingham City Schools now have a real-world guide for building a wind-resistant safe room. A safe room demonstration model was recently donated to the system’s new Academy of Architecture and Design by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
September 8, 2011
News Release
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 and households to help with rental assistance, home repairs and other disaster-related needs. While recent disasters have caused the Federal Emergency Management Agency to temporarily delay funding some long-term projects, this does not affect individuals and households receiving FEMA assistance.
September 1, 2011
News Release
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.
September 1, 2011
News Release
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 outbreak of storms and tornadoes in April. Through teamwork and persistence, though, debris removal is nearing completion statewide, as 133 communities report their operations are finished.
September 1, 2011
News Release
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 Alabamians and their families to take this time to update their disaster preparedness plan.
August 31, 2011
Updates
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.
August 30, 2011
News Release
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 Recovery Committee, partnering with state and FEMA’s Long-Term Community Recovery coordination group. The meeting was the first step in developing a long-term plan for rebuilding the town.
August 30, 2011
News Release
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 families, homes and businesses. If another disaster strikes, it is important to have supplies and necessities to last the first 72 hours before help arrives.

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