Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding (DR-4176)

Incident period: April 28, 2014 to May 5, 2014
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 2, 2014
Fierce tornado damage leveled this neighborhood near Athens, AL.
Fierce tornado damage leveled this neighborhood near Athens, AL.
Federal and State Officials in Alabama Coordinate on a Disaster Recovery Plan
Federal and State Officials in Alabama Coordinate on a Disaster Recovery Plan
Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams Reach Out to Survivors in Bessemer, Alabama
Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams Reach Out to Survivors in Bessemer, Alabama

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

July 18, 2014
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Federal aid provided to Alabama residents affected by the April 28 through May 5 severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding has reached more than $40 million. The following numbers, compiled July 17, provide a snapshot of the Alabama/FEMA disaster recovery to date: Funds approved:
July 18, 2014
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala.  – Some Alabamians saw their homes and cars destroyed by this spring’s tornadoes and floods while others saw their jobs or businesses demolished. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is helping put the state’s economy back on track, not only by providing financial assistance to families and state and local governments, but also by hiring Alabama residents to help with the recovery efforts and spending money in the local economy.
July 18, 2014
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The backbreaking work accomplished by volunteers in Alabama  following the April 28 through May 5 severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding seems to have occurred out of the clear blue sky.
July 18, 2014
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The great majority of people registering with Federal Emergency Management Agency for help have genuine needs. Unfortunately, the rush to get assistance by those affected by the Alabama tornadoes, severe storms and flooding of April 28 through May 5 also may present opportunities to defraud taxpayers. Fraud increases the cost of recovery after a disaster and gives money to those without disaster-related losses, say emergency management officials.
July 18, 2014
News Release
Tuesday, July 15 is the deadline in Alabama to register with FEMA and to return an application for physical damage to the SBA. Persons who suffered damage in the spring storms of April 28 through May 5 who have yet to register with FEMA should do so as soon as possible. The registration process takes about 30 minutes. The ways to register are:
July 18, 2014
News Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Federal aid provided to Alabama residents affected by the April 28 through May 5 severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding has reached nearly $38 million. The following numbers, compiled July 10, provide a snapshot of the Alabama/FEMA disaster recovery to date: Funds approved:

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