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

August 29, 2011
Updates
We remain focused on meeting the immediate recovery needs of Alabamians. Individuals and families who are eligible for rental assistance or other disaster grants will continue to receive those payments.
August 26, 2011
Updates
The state of Alabama has extended the deadline for submitting applications for the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. The new deadline is Oct. 27, 2011.
August 25, 2011
Updates
The April 2011 tornado outbreak in Alabama was so extensive and devastating that our long-term community recovery staff became engaged with the state and local communities from day one. It has become one of the largest deployments of ESF#14 since the program began in 2004.
August 24, 2011
News Release
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Almost $70 million in state and federal disaster recovery grants are helping Alabamians pick up the pieces from the April tornadoes. Homeowners and renters don’t have to repay the tax-free assistance, but they must take care to spend the money only on disaster-related expenses.
August 22, 2011
News Release
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Alabama Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency have approved almost half a million dollars in grants for rebuilding projects that help disaster-affected areas reduce future loss of life and property.
August 22, 2011
Updates
April’s tornadoes reminded us the unthinkable can happen. The event cost too many lives, created about 10 million cubic yards of debris, and destroyed or damaged homes, schools and businesses across two-thirds of Alabama.

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