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

June 30, 2011
News Release
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. „Ÿ U.S. Small Business Administration officials have heard it all when it comes to homeowners who tell them why they aren't going to apply for a low-interest disaster loan. There are many reasons why only 3,639 of the 34,928 homeowners and renters who received SBA applications for low-interest disaster loans have returned the forms to the SBA. (Also, 596 of 8,630 businesses have returned their SBA applications.)
June 27, 2011
News Release
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers turned over the keys to Birmingham Fire Station #18 on June 24, the seventh temporary critical facility completed by the Corps since the April tornadoes.
June 25, 2011
News Release
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – People in the 43 Alabama counties designated for individual assistance after the recent storms and tornadoes have 21 more days to apply for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration. The new deadline to apply for help is Monday, July 18.
June 25, 2011
News Release
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Of the 43,000 disaster loan applications sent to survivors of the April and May storms and tornadoes by the U. S. Small Business Administration, fewer than 4,000 have been returned. SBA loans represent the major source of federal funding for home repair and reconstruction. SBA applications may also open the door to other financial assistance.
June 23, 2011
News Release
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — More than $100 million in federal disaster assistance has been approved for survivors of the spring storms and tornadoes.
June 23, 2011
News Release
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Survivors who sustained storm-related damages between April 15 and May 31 may maximize their recovery by registering for federal disaster assistance as well as filing claims with their insurance companies.

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