Deadline Nears For Recovery Funds; Disaster Assistance Tops $25 Million

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Release date: 
June 23, 2003
Release Number: 
1466-22

Birmingham, AL -- With less than three weeks remaining to apply for disaster recovery assistance, Alabamians who suffered property losses in this year's floods and tornadoes have received $25.5 million in federal and state disaster recovery assistance.

The deadline to apply for state and federal programs designed to help people in Alabama's 38 disaster-designated counties is at the close of business, Friday, July 11, 2003.

To date, 12,976 homeowners, renters and businesses have called the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) toll-free registration numbers. The numbers to apply and to check on the status of applications are 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the speech- or hearing-impaired. The lines are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Total assistance that has been approved for individuals, families and business owners:

  • $9.36 million in Housing Assistance,
  • $8.17 million in Other Needs Assistance,
  • $7.95 million in U. S. Small Business Administration loans.

The Alabama counties designated as disaster areas are Baldwin, Barbour, Bibb, Blount, Bullock, Calhoun, Chambers, Cherokee, Clarke, Clay, Cleburne, Colbert, Coosa, Cullman, DeKalb, Escambia, Etowah, Jackson, Jefferson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Lee, Limestone, Macon, Madison, Marshall, Mobile, Monroe, Morgan, Randolph, Russell, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, Tallapoosa, Tuscaloosa, Walker and Washington.

Alabama Disaster Assistance By County As Of 6-23-03

Designated County Applicants Disaster Housing Approved Other Needs Grants Approved Total Approved
Baldwin 212 $193,248 $84,494 $277,742
Barbour 8 0 0 0
Bibb 3 0 0 0
Blount 29 27,068 784 27,852
Bullock 63 22,401 12,213 34,614
Calhoun 126 145,340 58,030 203,370
Chambers 101 89,264 124,840 214,104
Cherokee 17 10,183 0 10,183
Clarke 39 28,133 20,508 48,641
Clay 46 50,122 32,731 82,853
Cleburne 38 17,537 11,816 29,353
Colbert 13 8,047 0 8,047
Coosa 3 686 0 686
Cullman 12 7,921 0 7,921
Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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