Alabama Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, and Tornadoes
Incident Period: Mar 3, 2019
Declaration Date: Mar 5, 2019
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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.
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.
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Build Back Stronger Events
Home Depot 2190 Tigertown Pkwy Opelika, AL, 36801
|Until April 18||8a.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||8a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Seven days a week|
For more information: Free Rebuilding and Repair Advice Available in Lee County
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.
- 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.
|Total Housing Assistance (HA) - Dollars Approved||$1,029,356.42|
|Total Other Needs Assistance (ONA) - Dollars Approved||$268,003.36|
|Total Individual & Households Program Dollars Approved||$1,297,359.78|
|Individual Assistance Applications Approved||136|
|Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated||$3,138,999.08|
|Total Public Assistance Grants Dollars Obligated||$3,689,283.38|
|Hazard Mitigation Assistance||Amount|
|Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) - Dollars Obligated||$562,426.53|