Federal Disaster Aid for Alabama Tops $40 Million

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Release date: 
July 18, 2014
Release Number: 
NR 071

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:

  • $16.5 million for Housing Assistance grants to help with recovery rental expenses and home repair costs.
  • $4.1 million for Other Needs Assistance to cover essential disaster-related needs, such as medical expenses and lost personal possessions.
  • $15.4 million approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration for low-interest loans to eligible homeowners, renters and businesses.
  • $4.4 million for Public Assistance programs. Of that amount, $1.4 million has been allocated for debris removal. Another $500,000 will go toward storm response and $2.2 million has been obligated for infrastructure repair and replacement.

Survivor Recovery

  • 15,951 damaged homes and property have been inspected (99 percent of requests).
  • 9 counties designated for Individual Assistance.
  • 21 counties designated for Public Assistance.

FEMA’s mitigation outreach program at nine Home Depot and Lowe’s home improvement stores provided some 1,600 shoppers with information on rebuilding/repairing homes in a safer and more resilient manner. Thank you letters are being presented to participating stores.

County-by-County approved breakdown of Individual Assistance:

 

County

Approved Registrations

Housing Assistance

Other Needs Assistance

Baldwin

2,041

$7,514,623.34

$1,422,607.29

Blount

27

     $156,231.00

$13,491.06

DeKalb

25

$71,001.00

$20,674.77

Etowah

58

$427,844.51

$60,107.05

Jefferson

435

$1,128,338.93

$205,440.98

Lee

54

$269,887.79

$54,516.18

Limestone

298

$986,713.33

$513,725.46

Mobile

4,195

$5,685,300.76

$1,763,994.47

Tuscaloosa

60

$288,393.02

$69,360.60

Total:

7,133

$16,528,333.68

$4,123,520.71

 

Recovery officials urge all Alabama residents who have registered for assistance to stay in close contact with FEMA throughout the recovery process. This is especially true during the first weeks after registering when FEMA housing inspectors must contact applicants to view damages. Those with mobile phones should provide that number to FEMA during the registration.

 

 

 

Last Updated: 
July 18, 2014 - 17:18
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