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Tornado

Incident Type Machine Name: 
Tornado
Incident Period: May 27, 2019 - May 29, 2019
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 18, 2019

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

$4,618,449.93

Total Individual & Households Program (IHP) - Dollars Approved*

$3,307,668.73

Total Housing Assistance (HA) - Dollars Approved*

$1,310,781.20

Total Other Needs Assistance (ONA) - Dollars Approved*

1,638

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved*

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

$1,211,332.92

Total Public Assistance Grants (PA) - Dollars Obligated✝

* Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.
✝ Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Learn more about FEMA Disaster definitions. Information is updated every 24 hours.

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Last Updated: 2019-06-18 04:00
Incident Period: May 27, 2019 - May 29, 2019
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 18, 2019

Additional Resource Pages:

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

$4,618,449.93

Total Individual & Households Program (IHP) - Dollars Approved*

$3,307,668.73

Total Housing Assistance (HA) - Dollars Approved*

$1,310,781.20

Total Other Needs Assistance (ONA) - Dollars Approved*

1,638

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved*

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

$1,211,332.92

Total Public Assistance Grants (PA) - Dollars Obligated✝

* Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.
✝ Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Learn more about FEMA Disaster definitions. Information is updated every 24 hours.

Hazard Mitigation Tips

Recovering from Tornado and Wind Events

Included below are links to publications that will help you prepare for and mitigate against wind hazards. Some publications are developed by FEMA Building Sciences Branch and offers technical guidance and tools about building stronger and reducing risks related to damaging wind events.

 

Wind Retrofit Guide for Residential Buildings

(FEMA P-804, December 2010)

The purpose of this Guide is to provide guidance on how to improve the wind resistance of existing residential buildings in Mississippi and across the Gulf Coast. Although this Guide was developed to support initiatives in the Gulf Coast region, the content of this document should serve as guidance on retrofitting existing buildings for improved performance during high-wind events in all coastal regions.

 

Protect Your Property from High Winds

(April 2011)

This series of 8 flyers describes actions you can take to protect your property from high winds, including inspecting and maintaining your building and installing protective devices. Most of these actions, especially those that affect the exterior shell of your building, should be carried out by qualified maintenance staff or professional contractors licensed to work in your state, county, or city. 

 

FEMA P-431, Tornado Protection: Selecting Refuge Areas in Buildings (Second Edition, October 2009)  This booklet presents information that will aid qualified architects and engineers in the identification of the best available refuge areas in existing buildings. The Best Available Refuge Area (BARA) Checklist may also be downloaded from the link on this page.

 

FEMA 543, Design Guide for Improving Critical Facility Safety from Flooding and High Winds (January 2007)  This manual concentrates on critical facilities (hospitals, schools, fire and police stations, and emergency operation centers). It is based on the behavior of critical facilities during Hurricane Katrina and makes recommendations on the performance of these types of buildings. It provides building professionals and decisionmakers with information and guidelines for implementing a variety of mitigation measures to reduce the vulnerability to damage and disruption of operations during severe flooding and high-wind events.

Flood Insurance

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) aims to reduce the impact of flooding on private and public structures. It does so by providing affordable insurance to property owners, renters and businesses and by encouraging communities to adopt and enforce floodplain management regulations. These efforts help mitigate the effects of flooding on new and improved structures. Overall, the program reduces the socio-economic impact of disasters by promoting the purchase and retention of general risk insurance, but also of flood insurance, specifically. For more information, visit www.FloodSmart.gov.

Why Buy Flood Insurance
No home is completely safe from potential flooding. Flood insurance can be the difference between recovering and being financially devastated. Floods can happen anywhere--More than 20 percent of flood claims come from properties outside the high risk flood zone. Check out The Big Cost of Flooding.
You may also want to get the facts about the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in the brochure,
Myths and Facts about the NFIP.

How Do I File My Flood Insurance Claim?

Important information on what you need to know about filing a flood insurance claim, tips on what you can do and need to know before your flood insurance adjuster visits your property and the other visitors you can expect at your property.

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Last Updated: 2019-06-18 04:00
Incident Period: March 03, 2019
Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 05, 2019

The State/FEMA disaster recovery centers (DRCs) in Lee County will closed permanently on Saturday Mar. 30, 2019. For more info read our: Disaster Recovery Centers to Close, But Help Remains News Release.

 

Additional Resource Pages:

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

$1,296,653.13

Total Individual & Households Program (IHP) - Dollars Approved*

$1,029,356.42

Total Housing Assistance (HA) - Dollars Approved*

$267,296.71

Total Other Needs Assistance (ONA) - Dollars Approved*

136

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved*

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

$1,317,775.86

Total Public Assistance Grants (PA) - Dollars Obligated✝

$812,778.54

Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated✝

* Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.
✝ Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Learn more about FEMA Disaster definitions. Information is updated every 24 hours.

 

Applying for Assistance

Homeowners and renters in Lee County may now apply for disaster assistance for uninsured and underinsured damage and losses resulting from the March 3 severe storms, straight line winds and tornadoes.

If you cannot return to your home, or you are unable to live in your home, visit www.DisasterAssistance.gov, or call 800-621-3362 (800-462-7585 TTY) to determine what federal, state, local or voluntary agency assistance may be available to you.

You will need the following to apply for assistance:

  • Social Security Number;
  • Daytime telephone number;
  • Current mailing address and zip code of the damaged property; and
  • Insurance information, if available.

Public Notice

Click Here to view the March 29, 2019 Public Notice

News Releases

One month to register as federal assistance tops $2 million

How to Appeal a FEMA Determination Letter

Replacing Lost or Damaged Documents in Alabama

Disaster Recovery Centers to Close, But Help Remains

Free Advice on Rebuilding Coming to Phenix City, Home & Garden Show

Stay in Touch with FEMA

Click to view more related News Releases

Build Back Stronger Events

County

Location

Dates

Hours

 

Lee

County

Home Depot

2190 Tigertown Pkwy

Opelika, Al 36801

 

 Until April 18

 

 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Seven days a week

 

 

Russell County

Home Depot

3784 U.S. Highway 431 North

Phenix City, AL 36867

 

Until April 18

 

 

8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Seven days a week

 

For more informations: Free Rebuilding and Repair Advice Available in Lee County

Debris Removal

 refrigerator, washer/dryer, air conditioner, stove, water heater, dishwasher. (Do not leave doors unsealed or unsecured.)Hazardous waste: oil, battery, pesticide, paint, cleaning supplies, compressed gas.Vegetative debris: tree branches, leaves, logs, plants.Construction debris: building materials, drywall, lumber, carpet, furniture, plumbing.Household garbage: bagged garbage, discarded food, paper, packaging.Published with permission of the Tuscaloosa News.

How to Help

  • When disaster strikes, every little bit helps. To make the most of your contributions, please follow our guidelines to learn the most effective and safest ways to donate cash, goods, or time following a disaster.  How to help after a disaster. The best way to help is with cash donations to trusted organizations. · Cash is efficient, flexible to use, and requires no packaging or transport. · Trusted organizations will ensure your money goes to help those in need.FEMA does not transport donations, please work with a trusted organization.
  • Cash is best. Financial contributions to recognized disaster relief organizations are the fastest, most flexible, and most effective method of donating. Organizations on the ground know what items and quantities are needed, often buy in bulk with discounts and, if possible, purchase through area businesses which supports economic recovery.
  • Confirm donations needed. Critical needs change rapidly – confirm needed items BEFORE collecting; pack and label carefully; confirm delivery locations; arrange transportation. Unsolicited goods NOT needed burden local organizations’ ability to meet survivors’ confirmed needs, drawing away valuable volunteer labor, transportation, and warehouse space.
  • Connect to volunteer. Trusted organizations operating in the affected area know where volunteers are needed, and can ensure appropriate volunteer safety, training, and housing.

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Last Updated: 2019-03-05 05:00
Incident Period: May 15, 2018
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 20, 2018

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

$11,554,952.72

Total Public Assistance Grants (PA) - Dollars Obligated✝

$9,344,457.39

Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated✝

$1,345,304.47

Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated✝

✝ Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Learn more about FEMA Disaster definitions. Information is updated every 24 hours.

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Last Updated: 2018-08-20 04:00
Incident Period: May 16, 2017 - May 20, 2017
Major Disaster Declaration declared on July 25, 2017

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

$4,446,146.76

Total Public Assistance Grants (PA) - Dollars Obligated✝

$575,803.34

Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated✝

$3,829,306.42

Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated✝

✝ Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Learn more about FEMA Disaster definitions. Information is updated every 24 hours.

Preliminary Damage Assessment Report

PDA Report; FEMA-4324-DR

Related Links

Last Updated: 2017-07-25 04:00
Incident Period: January 20, 2017 - January 21, 2017
Major Disaster Declaration declared on January 25, 2017

Multiple homes show wind damage down one street. Blue tarps cover many roofs and multiple downed trees and debris litter the street.

Presentación de solicitud de asistencia

 800-621-3362 (711/servicio de retransmisión de video) en línea: www.disasterassistance.gov/es TTY: 800-462-7585

Se urge a los propietarios de casa, los que alquilan casa y los dueños de negocios de los condados de Forrest, Lamar, Lauderdale y Perry a que se inscriban con la Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias, ya que pueden ser elegibles para recibir asistencia para desastres.

Hay 3 maneras de inscribirse:

  • En línea: www.DisasterAssistance.gov
  • Por teléfono: 1-800-621-3362 o TTY 800-462-7585
  • En persona: Vaya al Centro de recuperación por desastres (DRC, por sus siglas en inglés). Descargue la aplicación electrónica FEMA App para encontrar el centro más cercano.

Necesitará proporcionar la información siguiente:

  • Número de seguro social
  • Dirección de la casa o departamento damnificado
  • Descripción del daño
  • Información acerca de la cobertura de seguro
  • Número de teléfono de contacto actual
  • Dirección en la que puede recibir correo

Visite un Centro de recuperación por desastres

Tallahassee, Fla., September 7, 2008 -- At the FEMA Leon County Disaster Recovery Center(DRC), FEMA Individual Assistance(IA) Specialist Jane Kennedy provides information to potential applicants who were affected by Tropical Storm Fay. George Armstrong/FEMA

El personal de MEMA, FEMA, la Administración de Pequeñas Empresas de EE. UU. y la Cruz Roja Americana están presentes en los Centros de recuperación por desastres de los condados de Forrest. Están allí para explicar los programas de asistencia disponibles y ayudar a conectar a los sobrevivientes con los recursos apropiados para ayudar en su recuperación.

Las direcciones de los centros en el condado de Forrest son las siguientes:

C. E. Roy Community Center
300 E. 5th Street
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Horario de operaciones:

  • Lunes al Viernes, de 9 a.m. a 6 p.m.
  • Sábados, cerrado
  • El centro cierra tentativament el Miercoles 22 de Marzo de 2017 a las 6 p.m.

Qué esperar después de presentar la solicitud

What to Expect After You Apply for FEMA Aid• A call from a FEMA Inspector• A brief Inspector's visit• A decision letter

Después que los propietarios de casa se inscriben en la Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias, un inspector de casas de FEMA llamará para hacer una cita de inspección a las personas que viven en los condados designados. Esto es lo que los sobrevivientes necesitan saber acerca del proceso de inspección:

Todos deben saber lo siguiente:

  • El inspector de FEMA mostrará una credencial con su foto.
  • Si no le muestra la credencial con la foto, no permita la inspección.
  • Si sospecha que alguien está haciéndose pasar por un inspector de FEMA, llamé a la oficina de la policía local.
  • Usted podrá recibir visitas de más de un inspector. Otros inspectores pueden representar agencias federales, estatales, parroquiales y gobiernos locales, la Administración de Pequeñas Empresas, el Programa Nacional de Seguro contra Inundaciones y/o compañías de seguros.
  • Los representantes de agencias de voluntarios pueden comunicarse con usted para ofrecer sus servicios.

Antes de la inspección de FEMA, es importantes que usted sepa lo siguiente:

  • Una persona adulta mayor de 18 años que vivió en la residencia antes del desastre debe estar presente para la inspección.
  • Dicha persona debe presentar la documentación siguiente:
    • Identificación personal con foto;
    • Prueba de propiedad y ocupación de la residencia dañada tal como: recibo del impuesto predial; recibo de pago de hipoteca, o recibo de pago de servicios públicos;
    • Documentos de seguro de vivienda y automóvil;
    • Lista de las personas que vivían en la residencia al momento del desastre compilada por usted; y
    • Lista de los daños a la vivienda y su contenido causados por el desastre que usted preparó.

Lo más importante que usted debe saber:

  • Usted no puede tener una inspección sin antes registrarse con FEMA.
    • Llame al 800-621-FEMA (3362). Para TTY llame al 800-462-7585. Las personas que utilizan 711 o servicios de retransmisión de vídeo (VRS, por sus siglas en inglés) pueden llamar al 800-621-3362.
    • Puede inscribirse en línea en www.disasterassistance.gov.
    • Puede inscribirse personalmente con FEMA en un Centro de recuperación por desastres.

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

$3,338,999.67

Total Individual & Households Program (IHP) - Dollars Approved*

$2,421,481.31

Total Housing Assistance (HA) - Dollars Approved*

$917,518.36

Total Other Needs Assistance (ONA) - Dollars Approved*

577

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved*

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

$10,425,436.20

Total Public Assistance Grants (PA) - Dollars Obligated✝

$6,803,365.95

Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated✝

$3,622,070.25

Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated✝

* Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.
✝ Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Learn more about FEMA Disaster definitions. Information is updated every 24 hours.

Preliminary Damage Assessment Report

PDA Report; FEMA-4295-DR

Related Links

Last Updated: 2017-01-25 05:00
Incident Period: January 21, 2017 - January 22, 2017
Major Disaster Declaration declared on January 26, 2017

Solicite asistencia:

**Fecha límite: 27 de marzo de 2017**

  1. En línea en disasterassistance.gov/es
  2. Llame al 1-800-621-3362 (TTY 1-800-462-7585). Las personas que utilicen el servicio de video interpretación (VRS, por sus siglas en inglés) pueden llamar al 800-621-3362.
  3. Visite un Centro de recuperación por desastre.

Manténgase en contacto:

Después de solicitar asistencia por desastre, podía ser que tengamos que contactarlo para confirmar una cita para la inspección de su propiedad o si necesitamos alguna otra información. Déjenos saber lo más pronto posible si se mueve o si tiene un nuevo número de teléfono.

Actualice su información en línea visitando a www.disasterassistance.gov/es o puede llamar al 1-800-621-3362.

Solicite asistencia

 800-621-3362 (711/servicio de retransmisión de video) en línea: www.disasterassistance.gov/es TTY: 800-462-7585

****Fecha límite: 27 de marzo de 2017**

  1. En línea en disasterassistance.gov/es
  2. Llame al 1-800-621-3362 (TTY 1-800-462-7585). Las personas que utilicen el servicio de video interpretación (VRS, por sus siglas en inglés) pueden llamar al 800-621-3362.
  3. Visite un Centro de Recuperación por Desastre.

Manténgase en contacto:

Después de solicitar asistencia por desastre, podía ser que tengamos que contactarlo para confirmar una cita para la inspección de su propiedad o si necesitamos alguna otra información. Déjenos saber lo más pronto posible si se mueve o si tiene un nuevo número de teléfono.

Actualice su información en línea visitando a www.disasterassistance.gov/es o puede llamar al 1-800-621-3362.

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

$2,962,689.95

Total Individual & Households Program (IHP) - Dollars Approved*

$1,955,548.44

Total Housing Assistance (HA) - Dollars Approved*

$1,007,141.51

Total Other Needs Assistance (ONA) - Dollars Approved*

593

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved*

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

$22,945,130.50

Total Public Assistance Grants (PA) - Dollars Obligated✝

$10,284,579.81

Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated✝

$11,969,998.69

Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated✝

* Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.
✝ Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Learn more about FEMA Disaster definitions. Information is updated every 24 hours.

Preliminary Damage Assessment Report

PDA Report; FEMA-4297-DR

Related Links

Last Updated: 2017-02-03 05:00
Incident Period: August 11, 1999
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 16, 1999

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

$518,798.92

Total Public Assistance Grants (PA) - Dollars Obligated✝

$331,705.11

Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated✝

$182,722.60

Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated✝

✝ Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Learn more about FEMA Disaster definitions. Information is updated every 24 hours.

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Last Updated: 2004-10-08 04:00
Incident Period: June 04, 1999 - June 18, 1999
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 09, 1999

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

$801,099.77

Total Public Assistance Grants (PA) - Dollars Obligated✝

$621,063.41

Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated✝

$162,372.31

Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated✝

✝ Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Learn more about FEMA Disaster definitions. Information is updated every 24 hours.

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Last Updated: 2009-01-23 05:00
Incident Period: May 04, 1999
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 06, 1999

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

$1,525,086.70

Total Public Assistance Grants (PA) - Dollars Obligated✝

$1,060,865.15

Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated✝

$587,622.94

Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated✝

✝ Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Learn more about FEMA Disaster definitions. Information is updated every 24 hours.

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Last Updated: 2011-09-07 04:00