Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-Line Winds, and Flooding (DR-4052)
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
March 29, 2012
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Alabamians who sustained damage from the January 22-23 storms have less than a week left to register for assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The deadline is Monday, April 2, according to officials with FEMA and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency. “As recovery continues we want all residents of Chilton, Jefferson and Perry County who were impacted to make sure they keep their options open and get the assistance for which they are eligible,” said AEMA Director Art Faulkner.
March 2, 2012
PELHAM, Ala. -- Nearly six weeks after tornadoes struck Alabama, more than $2.5 million in state and federal aid has been approved to help those affected by the storms. More than 1,400 survivors have contacted the Federal Emergency Management Agency for help or information regarding disaster assistance. Many people are seeking housing assistance from FEMA because their primary homes have been damaged or destroyed.
February 29, 2012
PELHAM, Ala. -- Jan. 22-23 tornado survivors have until Thursday, March 1, to visit the disaster loan outreach centers in Center Point and Pinson. U.S. Small Business Administration specialists are there to help survivors of the Jan. 22-23 tornadoes apply for low-interest disaster loans for rebuilding, replacing or repairing their personal property. Survivors who need services in any of the three counties impacted - Chilton, Jefferson and Perry -should visit the centers by Thursday, March 1, before 6 p.m.
February 28, 2012
PELHAM, Ala. -- Disaster unemployment assistance is available for survivors of the Jan. 22-23 storms in Chilton, Jefferson and Perry counties. The deadline for Chilton and Jefferson counties to file for disaster unemployment assistance is March 5. The deadline in Perry County is March 12.
February 22, 2012
CENTER POINT, Ala. -- The disaster recovery center at the Center Point City Hall, currently staffed by state and federal specialists, will become a disaster loan outreach center operated by the U.S. Small Business Administration on Monday, Feb. 27. Homeowners, renters and businesses who visit the center will be able to talk individually with SBA representatives. Visitors can ask questions about SBA low-interest disaster loans, get help filling out a loan application and submit completed applications.
February 19, 2012
Legal Services, Crisis Counseling and Disaster Unemployment Assistance Available for Storm Survivors
PELHAM, Ala. -- Available services for Jan. 22-23 storm survivors in Chilton, Jefferson and Perry counties include legal services, crisis counseling and disaster unemployment assistance. Free or reduced-cost legal services, including legal advice, counseling and representation, may be provided to low-income disaster victims through the Alabama Bar Association’s volunteer attorney program.
Incident period: January 22, 2012 to January 23, 2012
Major Disaster Declaration declared on February 1, 2012