President Declares Major Disaster for Alabama

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Release date: 
September 10, 2008
Release Number: 
HQ-08-196

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster aid has been made available for Alabama to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by Hurricane Gustav beginning on August 29, 2008, and continuing.

FEMA Administrator David Paulison said federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by Hurricane Gustav in the counties of Baldwin and Mobile.?

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

Paulison named W. Michael Moore the federal coordinating officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area. Moore said additional designations may be made

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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