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

July 11, 2011
News Release
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – If you received temporary housing assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and continue to have a housing need, you must fill out an important form for additional short-term rental assistance. FEMA mails all applicants who receive temporary rental assistance the “Declaration for Continuing Need for Rental Assistance” form. It reaffirms that applicants have an ongoing need for temporary housing while they search for a permanent place to live.
July 8, 2011
News Release
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Survivors who want help filling out U.S. Small Business Administration loan applications are urged to attend a Disaster Information Workshop where trained volunteers are available to assist them. The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Community Relations teams are reaching out to survivors in areas reporting the fewest number of loan application returns through these workshops.
July 8, 2011
News Release
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Survivors who want help filling out U.S. Small Business Administration loan applications are urged to attend a Disaster Information Workshop where trained volunteers are available to assist them. The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Community Relations teams are reaching out to survivors in areas reporting the fewest number of loan application returns through these workshops.
July 7, 2011
News Release
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Tornado survivors can get answers on how to plan and accomplish their permanent housing goals at the Housing and Recovery Expo in DeKalb County Saturday, July 9.
July 7, 2011
News Release
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Seven Birmingham-area Disaster Recovery Centers will transition Monday, July 11, to Disaster Loan Outreach Centers to continue serving survivors of the spring storms and tornadoes.
July 7, 2011
News Release
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – It could easily have been mistaken for an open house held by a real estate agent for a new listing. Cars were parked on both sides of the street and people milled about outside. The front and back doors were wide open, both for ventilation and to make it easier for the steady stream of visitors to go inside and take a look. But this wasn’t about the sale of a house.

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