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 25, 2011
News Release
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Nine communities to date have formally requested state and federal community disaster recovery assistance following the outbreak of tornadoes in Alabama. Federal Emergency Management Agency officials say the Alabama disaster is already one of the largest long-term community recovery planning missions since the program began in 2004.
July 25, 2011
News Release
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency will offer free consultations with FEMA advisers at home improvement and hardware stores in Jefferson and Shelby counties. The advisers will have display tables at area stores from July 25 to July 30. The advisers will answer questions and offer home improvement tips and proven techniques to prevent and lessen damage from future disasters. Most of the information is geared toward do-it-yourself workers and building contractors, and is available in both English and Spanish.
July 25, 2011
News Release
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency will offer free consultations with FEMA advisers at home improvement and hardware stores in Colbert and Marshall counties. The advisers will have display tables at area stores from July 25 to July 30. The advisers will answer questions and offer home improvement tips and proven techniques to prevent and lessen damage from future disasters. Most of the information is geared toward do-it-yourself workers and building contractors, and is available in both English and Spanish.
July 21, 2011
News Release
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Residents of Holt already knew what they wanted for their tornado-damaged community before they attended a recent workshop focusing on the area’s long-term disaster recovery. And they weren’t shy about sharing their united vision. The April 27 tornadoes pummeled the community of about 3,000, destroying many homes and most of Holt’s businesses. About 130 residents attended the July 12 meeting at Soma Body of Christ Church and were eager to share their needs and wants with each other as well as representatives from the local, state and federal governments.
July 20, 2011
News Release
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Whole towns in Alabama were destroyed in April when more than 60 tornadoes ravaged the state in one day. A study by the University of Alabama found that the April 27 tornadoes killed 244 people in Alabama and destroyed or made uninhabitable 14,000 homes. Job losses related to the tornadoes topped 13,200 and the state gross domestic product is expected to decrease by up to $1.3 billion.
July 18, 2011
News Release
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency continues to offer free consultations with FEMA advisers at home improvement and hardware stores. They will have display tables at area stores from July 18 to July 23. The FEMA specialists will answer questions and offer home improvement tips and proven techniques to prevent and lessen damage from future disasters. Most of the information is geared toward do-it-yourself workers and building contractors, and is available in both English and Spanish.

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