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 18, 2011
News Release
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Almost three weeks after the Alabama tornadoes, more than 68,000 individuals or households have registered for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. More than $38 million has already been approved to help them. But for some survivors, the status of their request for federal assistance is dependent on insurance settlements and the need for additional information.
May 17, 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 building experts at hardware and home improvement stores in Alabama counties affected by the recent tornadoes.
May 16, 2011
News Release
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Two more disaster recovery centers opened Monday to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by recent storms and tornadoes. Sites in Jackson and Morgan counties will operate from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. and will close permanently as noted. Jackson CountyFlat Rock Community Center662 County Road 326Flat Rock, Ala. 35966*This center will close Wednesday May 18 at 7 p.m.
May 16, 2011
News Release
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Now that immediate needs are being met, the focus is shifting to long term recovery in the aftermath of April’s tornadoes. Impacted residents are now dealing with issues from how to pay mortgages when no house remains, to replacing lost personal property. The road to recovery will be long for many, but the journey has begun. Getting there will require help from many resources, including the U.S. Small Business Administration. The SBA can help homeowners, renters, and businesses:
May 15, 2011
News Release
BIRMINGHAM, Ala – This capsule of recent disaster recovery news is provided by the Alabama Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. » More Information on Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding
May 14, 2011
News Release
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Everyone receives a letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency after applying for disaster assistance. It explains where you are in the process and what to do next or how grant money should be spent.

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