Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding (DR-1971)
Incident period: April 15, 2011 to May 31, 2011
Major Disaster Declaration declared on April 28, 2011
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
September 22, 2011
September 22, 2011
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 process and to use their money wisely. “Making the necessary repairs to your home is a significant step in the recovery process,” said Jeff Byard, state coordinating officer for the AEMA.
September 20, 2011
September 16, 2011
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
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
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.