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Alabama Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, And Tornadoes (DR-4419)

Incident Period: March 03, 2019
Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 05, 2019

Individual Assistance Applications
Approved: 82

Total Individual & Households Program
Dollars Approved: $658,606.23

Designated Counties (Individual Assistance):



Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved


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


Total Housing Assistance (HA) - Dollars Approved*


Total Other Needs Assistance (ONA) - Dollars Approved*


Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved*

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

If and when public assistance obligated dollar information is available for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

* Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

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, 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.

News Releases

State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Lee County

Understanding Your FEMA Determination Letter or Email

How You Can Help Disaster Survivors

What to Expect After Applying for Disaster Assistance

FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams Canvassing Lee County

Click to view more related News Releases

Disaster Recovery Centers

Mount Olive Baptist Church
784 Lee Road 298
Smiths Station, AL 36877
Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (EDT) daily

Providence Baptist Church
2807 Lee Road 166
Opelika, AL 36804
Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (CDT) daily

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