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

May 20, 2011
News Release
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Rebuilding is not easy after a disaster. Survivors may find themselves spending more and more time at their local hardware store, overwhelmed with decisions. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is now offering free consultations with FEMA representatives at hardware and home improvement stores in three Alabama counties affected by the recent tornadoes. The outreach program will be expanded greatly in the coming weeks.
May 20, 2011
News Release
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Disaster recovery centers in Alabama will change hours beginning this weekend as they continue to serve those affected by the recent storms and tornadoes. The centers, which offer one-on-one help for disaster survivors, will be open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  and on Sunday from noon to 7 p.m. until further notice.
May 20, 2011
News Release
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Cleaning up the mounds of tornado debris is a critical task that recovery officials are approaching from several angles with the help of local, state and federal government, the private sector, voluntary organizations and homeowners. 
May 19, 2011
News Release
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Before the Federal Emergency Management Agency can provide assistance, applicants must be able to prove their identity. Insufficient identification is one reason applicants may be told they are ineligible for assistance.
May 19, 2011
News Release
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – New disaster recovery centers have opened in Blount, Calhoun and Jefferson counties to serve those whose homes or businesses were affected by the Alabama storms and tornadoes.
May 18, 2011
News Release
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Disaster recovery centers will remain open in Talladega and Bibb counties for only a few more days to serve those whose homes or businesses were affected by the Alabama storms and tornadoes. The Talladega County center will operate from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow, May 19, when it will close for good. The Bibb County center will also operate from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. It will close Friday, May 20, at 7 p.m. The disaster recovery centers are located at the following addresses:

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  • Alabama, FEMA-1971-DR (PDF 21KB)

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