Collection: Alabama Severe Storms & Tornadoes

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Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding (DR-1971). Declared on 04/28/2011
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September 20, 2013
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  • After storms with high winds like hurricanes or tornadoes, many trees lay on the ground. This series of videos helps people to use chainsaws safely during a disaster clean-up.

    Chainsaw safety: Binding and Kickback

    Video by Michael Moore
    After storms with high winds like hurricanes or tornadoes, many trees lay on the ground. This series of videos helps people to use chainsaws safely during a disaster clean-up.
  • Mayor Walter Maddox of Tuscaloosa, Ala. credits the Incident Command System training he and city officials took at FEMA's Emergency Management Institute with helping respond to the tornadoes of April 27, 2011 in a coordinated way.

    Tuscaloosa: Putting incident command into practice

    Video by mike mancino
    Mayor Walter Maddox of Tuscaloosa, Ala. credits the Incident Command System training he and city officials took at FEMA's Emergency Management Institute with helping respond to the tornadoes of April 27, 2011 in a coordinated way.
  • Mennonite volunteers in Alabama have rebuilt and presented a home to a Phil Campbell, Ala. family who lost its home during the April 2011 tornadoes and storms.

    Mennonite House Dedication

    Video by Blake Mann
    Mennonite volunteers in Alabama have rebuilt and presented a home to a Phil Campbell, Ala. family who lost its home during the April 2011 tornadoes and storms.
  • Alabama's housing task force is holding events to answer survivors' housing questions following the April 2011 tornadoes.

    Alabama Housing Expo

    Video by Blake Mann
    Alabama's housing task force is holding events to answer survivors' housing questions following the April 2011 tornadoes.
  • The Small Business Administration is urging Alabama applicants seeking assistance following April's tornadoes and severe storms to return their SBA Loan Application by the July 18th deadline.

    SBA Loan Application

    Video by Samir Valeja
    The Small Business Administration is urging Alabama applicants seeking assistance following April's tornadoes and severe storms to return their SBA Loan Application by the July 18th deadline.
  • Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Outreach Centers or DLOCS, are providing assistance to Alabama storm survivors seeking loans in their recovery from the April tornadoes and severe storms.  FEMA works closely with the SBA in providing disaster assistance to survivors and businesses affected by disasters.

    SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Centers

    Video by Earl Boyd
    Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Outreach Centers or DLOCS, are providing assistance to Alabama storm survivors seeking loans in their recovery from the April tornadoes and severe storms. FEMA works closely with the SBA in providing disaster assistance to survivors and businesses affected by disasters.
  • Tornado survivors get answers on how to plan and accomplish their permanent housing goals at FEMA's Housing and Recovery Expo.

    Housing Expo-Tuscaloosa

    Video by Blake Mann
    Tornado survivors get answers on how to plan and accomplish their permanent housing goals at FEMA's Housing and Recovery Expo.
  • Federal, state, and voluntary agencies remain active in Alabama and they urge disaster survivors to stay in touch to maximize their recovery.

    After the Registration Deadline

    Video by Blake Mann
    Federal, state, and voluntary agencies remain active in Alabama and they urge disaster survivors to stay in touch to maximize their recovery.
  • Millions of pounds of debris have been removed from two lakes following the April 2011 tornadoes and severe storms in Alabama.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers follows direction from FEMA to oversee the debris removal process.

    U.S. Army Corps - Wet Debris Cleanup

    Video by Earl Boyd
    Millions of pounds of debris have been removed from two lakes following the April 2011 tornadoes and severe storms in Alabama. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers follows direction from FEMA to oversee the debris removal process.
  • FEMA's mitigation workshops provide Alabama storm survivors information on safe rooms following the April 2011 tornadoes and severe storms.

    Mitigation Workshop in Tuscaloosa

    Video by Samir Valeja
    FEMA's mitigation workshops provide Alabama storm survivors information on safe rooms following the April 2011 tornadoes and severe storms.
  • On April 27, 2011, a series of tornadoes and severe storms
struck Alabama destroying over 20,000 homes and businesses,
leaving 247 dead, and 1.1 billion dollars worth of devastation.

    100 Days After the Alabama Tornadoes

    Video by Blake Mann
    On April 27, 2011, a series of tornadoes and severe storms struck Alabama destroying over 20,000 homes and businesses, leaving 247 dead, and 1.1 billion dollars worth of devastation.
  • FEMA and Emergency Managers are preparing for 
Hurricane Season by constantly discussing readiness and recovery.

    Hurricane Conf.

    Video by Earl Boyd
    FEMA and Emergency Managers are preparing for Hurricane Season by constantly discussing readiness and recovery.
  • The residents of Cordova, Ala. come together to help plan their long-term recovery following the tornadoes of April, 2011.  FEMA works with state and local officials, as well as the public, to help communities recover after a disaster.

    Community Input for Cordova's Long Term Recovery

    Video by Samir Valeja
    The residents of Cordova, Ala. come together to help plan their long-term recovery following the tornadoes of April, 2011. FEMA works with state and local officials, as well as the public, to help communities recover after a disaster.
  • Just three months after the April 2011 tornadoes, debris removal nears completion for Buck's Island in Guntersville, Ala.

    Buck's Island Debris Removal

    Video by Blake Mann
    Just three months after the April 2011 tornadoes, debris removal nears completion for Buck's Island in Guntersville, Ala.
  • Volunteers are incorporating citizens' ideas in planning Cordova, Alabama''s long-term recovery from the April 2011 tornadoes.

    Cordova, Ala. and FEMA map out a new future for the town

    Video by Blake Mann
    Volunteers are incorporating citizens' ideas in planning Cordova, Alabama''s long-term recovery from the April 2011 tornadoes.
  • The partnership between FEMA and Habitat For Humanity is 
helping homeowners in Tuscaloosa, Ala.recover from the April 27 tornadoes and severe storms.

    Habitat House Showcases Recovery Partnership in Tuscaloosa

    Video by Earl Boyd
    The partnership between FEMA and Habitat For Humanity is helping homeowners in Tuscaloosa, Ala.recover from the April 27 tornadoes and severe storms.
  • More than 100 days have passed since tornadoes devastated
Alabama leaving more than 10 million cubic yards of debris
in their paths.  More than 90 percent of that debris has been
collected and disposed of.

    Debris Cleanup - A Team Effort

    Video by Earl Boyd
    More than 100 days have passed since tornadoes devastated Alabama leaving more than 10 million cubic yards of debris in their paths. More than 90 percent of that debris has been collected and disposed of.
  • Rebuilding is underway in Alabama following the April 2011
tornadoes and severe storms. Habitat for Humanity and
AmeriCorps volunteers are working in Hackleburg to erect new housing. Voluntary agencies are a vital partner in helping communities recover after a disaster.

    Volunteers Help Rebuild Hackleburg

    Video by Blake Mann
    Rebuilding is underway in Alabama following the April 2011 tornadoes and severe storms. Habitat for Humanity and AmeriCorps volunteers are working in Hackleburg to erect new housing. Voluntary agencies are a vital partner in helping communities recover after a disaster.
  • As part of National Preparedness Month,  September's "Be Ready Alabama" events are supporting citizens and first responders, providing information on steps to take to get prepared before a disaster strikes.

    Alabama Spreads Preparedness Throughout the State

    Video by Blake Mann
    As part of National Preparedness Month, September's "Be Ready Alabama" events are supporting citizens and first responders, providing information on steps to take to get prepared before a disaster strikes.
  • In partnership with FEMA, Auburn University has built scale model houses that demonstrate stronger building techniques.

    Auburn University Builds a Southern DAWG HAUS

    Video by Blake Mann
    In partnership with FEMA, Auburn University has built scale model houses that demonstrate stronger building techniques.

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