Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-Line Winds, and Flooding (DR-4052)
Incident period: January 22, 2012 to January 23, 2012
Major Disaster Declaration declared on February 1, 2012
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
February 17, 2012
PELHAM, Ala. -- Disaster survivors who return their U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loan application won’t miss out on the chance to cover all of their recovery costs. Some survivors want to avoid borrowing to cover disaster-related expenses, but additional costs can arise down the road leaving them without enough money to pay for these extras. Additional financial gaps that may occur include:
February 16, 2012
PELHAM, Ala. -- Tornado survivors in Perry County have until Saturday to visit the Disaster Recovery Center in Marion at the Chamber of Commerce (The Old Depot) located at 1200 Washington St. Specialists are there to help survivors of the January 22-23 tornadoes. People who need services in Perry County should visit the center by Saturday, Feb. 18, before 6 p.m.
February 16, 2012
PELHAM, Ala. -- Almost four weeks after tornadoes struck Alabama, more than $1.2 million in state and federal aid has been approved to help those affected by the storms. “The people of Alabama are resilient. We are all focused on recovery and working together to make that happen,” said Art Faulkner, director of the Alabama Emergency Management Agency.
February 15, 2012
PELHAM, Ala. -- The disaster recovery center at the Clay Community Center, currently staffed by state and federal specialists, will become a Disaster Loan Outreach Center operated by the U.S. Small Business Administration on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Storm survivors who visit the center will be able to talk individually with SBA representatives. The visitors can ask questions about SBA low-interest disaster loan programs, get help filling out a loan application, and submit completed applications.
February 13, 2012
PELHAM, Ala. – A disaster recovery center is open in Perry County to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by the Jan. 22-23 severe storms and tornadoes. Representatives from the Alabama Emergency Management Agency, Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Small Business Administration and other agencies will be at the center to answer questions about available disaster assistance.
February 9, 2012
PELHAM, Ala. -- Almost three weeks after tornadoes struck Alabama, more than $571,000 in state and federal aid has been approved to help those affected by the storms. More than 800 survivors have contacted the Federal Emergency Management Agency for help or information regarding disaster assistance. Many people are seeking housing assistance from FEMA because their primary homes have been damaged or destroyed.