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News: Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding

July 18, 2013
News Release
During the April 2011 tornadoes, Prattville, Ala. resident Ty Story took cover in a closet with his wife Becky and their three daughters using a mattress for extra protection.“We were about a mile from where it hit,” he said of the EF-3 tornado that destroyed and damaged numerous homes in his community. “We knew it was close to us, but we couldn’t see it because our house is next to a tree line. But you could see all the trees going in different directions from the wind.”
October 31, 2011
News Release
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Stories of hope are happening all across Alabama as the state’s long-term recovery committees help restore families devastated by April’s tornadoes six months ago.
October 25, 2011
News Release
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Great progress has been made in the six months since a historic outbreak of storms and tornadoes forever changed the landscape of numerous Alabama communities. To date, approximately $530 million in federal funds has been approved to help survivors, businesses, communities and the state of Alabama rebuild safer and stronger.
October 7, 2011
Updates
BIRMINGHAM, Ala – A Pratt City man who lost his home in Alabama's April 27 tornado outbreak has hired his friend, an expert in storm-safe building techniques, to rebuild his home to be safer and more wind-resistant.
September 28, 2011
News Release
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Five months after the April storms and tornadoes in Alabama, 99 percent of debris has been cleared from communities and more than $170 million in individual federal disaster assistance is helping survivors rebuild their lives. Recovery by the numbers The following numbers compiled provide an overview of the Alabama Emergency Management Agency and Federal Emergency Management Agency efforts to date:
September 28, 2011
Updates
Alabama recovery uses "whole community" approach, including Gov. Bentley's Tornado Recovery Action Council.
September 22, 2011
News Release
ALABAMIANS SHOULD INCLUDE PETS IN THEIR PREPAREDNESS PLAN BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — September is National Preparedness Month and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency encourage Alabamians to update their emergency plans and to include their pets.
September 22, 2011
News Release
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Alabama Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency urge disaster survivors who have received federal assistance for home repairs to begin that process and to use their money wisely. “Making the necessary repairs to your home is a significant step in the recovery process,” said Jeff Byard, state coordinating officer for the AEMA.
September 20, 2011
News Release
SBA Disaster Loans Reach $100 Million In Alabama BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Households and businesses in Alabama have been approved for more than $100 million in low-interest loans to help with rebuilding after the April storms and tornadoes.
September 16, 2011
News Release
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – September is National Preparedness Month and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency with the Federal Emergency Management Agency urge all individuals, including people with disabilities, to take the time to plan for survival for at least 72 hours whether at home, in a shelter, or elsewhere in the event of an actual emergency.