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

July 29, 2011
News Release
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. „Ÿ Phil Campbell’s first long-term community recovery workshop seemed to defy the prediction of a reporter who said the city may never recover from the EF-5 tornado that ripped through the small Alabama town April 27.
July 29, 2011
News Release
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – More than 90 days have passed since 63 tornadoes, severe storms and straight-line winds devastated Alabama and left more than 10 million cubic yards of debris in their paths. And in that time, a cohesive effort among volunteers and local, state and federal agencies, and the public has led to removing 90 percent of that debris.
July 29, 2011
News Release
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Madison County residents who want to make their homes and businesses more storm resistant can get advice from FEMA staff at local building supply stores from Aug. 2 to Aug. 6. “This is great free information from FEMA engineers and construction experts,” said Luletha Cheatham, FEMA’s hazard mitigation branch director. “These techniques can save lives and property.”
July 29, 2011
Updates
Three months ago, violent storms and tornadoes caused devastation that changed the lives of Alabamians forever. Although we will never forget the tragedy that thousands of Alabamians have experienced, we continue to work with our partners across the emergency management team to assist the state in building communities that are stronger and more resilient.
July 28, 2011
News Release
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed its final waterway debris removal mission Monday at Lake Martin. The lake’s shores were littered with debris left in the wake of the April 27 tornadoes, along with submerged hazardous materials in the water itself.
July 27, 2011
News Release
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Three months after the April storms and tornadoes, 90 percent of debris has been cleared from neighborhoods and more than $140 million in individual federal disaster assistance is helping survivors rebuild their lives. The following numbers, compiled July 26, provide an overview of the Alabama Emergency Management Agency and Federal Emergency Management Agency efforts to date: Funds approved

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