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 7, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA – Three new disaster recovery centers are open in Calhoun, Elmore and Jefferson counties to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by the recent storms and tornadoes in Alabama. The centers will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week until further notice at the following addresses:
May 7, 2011
News Release
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – In the week since the devastating tornadoes struck Alabama, more than 44,000 individuals and households have registered for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Through a robust response and recovery effort, state and federal agencies coordinated hundreds of truckloads of vital supplies – and more than $21 million has been approved to help survivors through FEMA’s Individual and Household program. The following numbers, compiled May 6, provide a snapshot of the Alabama-FEMA disaster recovery to date:
May 7, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA – Monroe County has been designated for disaster assistance for individuals, households and businesses as part of Alabama’s federal disaster declaration, according to Federal Emergency Management Agency officials. The addition of Monroe brings the total number of designated counties to 42.
May 5, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Disaster recovery centers are open in Marion and St. Clair counties to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by the recent storms and tornadoes in Alabama. The centers will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week until further notice at the following addresses: Marion County Old Indies House Plant 8741 Highway 172 Hackleburg, Ala. 35564 St. Clair County Greensport Baptist Church 9305 Shoal Creek Road Ashville, Ala. 35953
May 4, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Survivors of the recent storms and tornadoes in Alabama who suffered damage should apply for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency – even if you have insurance or aren’t sure you are eligible. Federal disaster assistance will not duplicate benefits, but may provide for uncovered losses. Grants may be available to help pay for rental assistance and emergency home repairs. Reimbursement for other serious disaster-related expenses may include medical, dental, funeral or burial costs.
May 4, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- A disaster recovery center has opened in Guntersville and another has relocated in Tuscaloosa to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by recent storms and tornadoes. The Alabama centers will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week until further notice at the following addresses: Marshall CountyGuntersville Recreation Center1500 Sunset DriveGuntersville, Ala. 35976

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