Alabama's Disaster Recovery Operation Two Years Later: By the Numbers

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August 28, 2007
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Hurricane Katrina battered the Gulf Coast region almost two years ago. Today local, state and federal agencies are still working together to provide Alabama residents resources to rebuild their lives. As the recovery process continues, here is a look back to see how far Alabama has come.

Hurricane Katrina led to the single largest direct housing mission in Alabama history.

Alabama State Parks and campgrounds were opened to offer shelter to evacuees.

31 Disaster Recovery Centers were operational in the state, lending assistance to 40,222 people affected by Hurricane Katrina.

271 FEMA inspectors performed 95,561 inspections in the state.

933 individuals live in interim housing facilities in Alabama, including 311 travel trailers on commercial and private property.

The Small Business Administration has approved 2,937 low-interest loans for homeowners, business owners and renters for more than $137.8 million in aid.

Over 3,000 resident and evacuee households travel trailer move-outs performed.

4,198 Public Assistance project worksheets written to fund infrastructure work.

40,222 individuals received assistance at Alabama's 31 Disaster Recovery Centers.

112,866 Alabama residents registered with FEMA by calling the toll-free number
800-621-FEMA (3362), the TTY number for the hearing-or-speech impaired or by going online at

704,993 servings of meals and snacks were distributed.

3.4 Million
3.4 million cubic yards of storm related debris has been collected statewide.

$113.4 Million
FEMA Public Assistance has approved $113.4 million for infrastructure costs, such as the replacement and restoration of power poles, distribution lines and service, debris removal and emergency protective measures.

$127.8 Million
More than $127 million in Individual Assistance has been disbursed, including $64 million in rental assistance for housing.

$254 Million
More than $254 million was obligated for Mission Assignments, allowing for the shipment of 280 truckloads of ice, 186 of water, 103 of MREs, 11 of generators, 27 of cots and 32 truckloads of blankets into the state.

$275.4 Million
$275.4 million dollars in flood insurance claims has been disbursed by The National Flood Insurance Program.

FEMA coordinates the federal government's role in preparing for, preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to, and recovering from all domestic disasters, whether natural or man-made, including acts of terror.

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