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 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
May 3, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Four disaster recovery centers have opened in Alabama to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by recent storms and tornadoes in Cullman, Franklin and Tuscaloosa counties. The centers will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week until further notice. Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Alabama Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Small Business Administration and other agencies will staff the centers to explain disaster assistance programs and help survivors apply.
May 3, 2011
News Release
*Since the deadly tornadoes first struck parts of the country last week, the federal government has been in constant contact with all of the impacted states as they responded to and began recovery efforts from these devastating storms.
May 2, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA -- Three more counties have been designated for disaster assistance for individuals, families and businesses as part of Alabama's federal disaster declaration, according to Federal Emergency Management Agency officials. The latest declared counties are Colbert, Morgan and Winston.
May 2, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA -- A disaster recovery center is open in Sumter County in Alabama to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by recent storms and tornadoes. The center will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week until further notice. Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Alabama Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Small Business Administration and other agencies will be at the center to explain disaster assistance programs and help survivors apply for disaster aid.

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