More Than $11.9 Million Approved for Jefferson and Shelby County Residents Impacted by Oct. 6-7 Storms and Flooding

Release Date Release Number
NR 007
Release Date:
January 24, 2022

CLANTON, Ala. – In the month since the President approved a disaster declaration for Jefferson and Shelby counties, more than $1.4 million in federal grants, $1.7 million in low-interest loans, and $8.7 million in payments from the National Flood Insurance Program have been approved for survivors of the Oct. 6-7 storms and flooding. State and federal efforts continue to remain focused on helping survivors and communities recover and encourage residents in the declared counties to apply for disaster assistance with FEMA if they haven’t already done s

Assistance Funds Continue to Rise

Individiual and Households Program          

289 homeowners and renters have been approved for $1,461,587.77 in federal grants through FEMA’s Individual and Households Program. This includes:

  • $1,352,378.46 in Housing Assistance grants for home repair, home replacement, and/or rental assistance.
  • $109,209.31 in Other Needs Assistance grants to replace essential household items and for other critical disaster-related costs.
  • 104 homeowners and renters have been approved for rental assistance.
  • 579 home inspections issued; 548 completed.

National Flood Insurance Program

  • NFIP has paid $8,792,212 million to policyholders who filed claims in Jefferson and Shelby Counties.

U.S. Small Business Administration

  • Address: 600 Municipal Drive, Hoover, AL 35216.
  • Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. CST, closed Saturday and Sunday.
  • The BRC can assist businesses of all sizes, non-profits, and homeowners or renters with their SBA application.

Residents are Urged to Apply for Federal Assistance

Residents of Jefferson and Shelby counties in Alabama who were affected by the severe storms and flooding that occurred Oct. 6-7, 2021, should apply for FEMA disaster assistance. The deadline to register is Feb. 21, 2022.

Residents in the designated counties can apply online at disasterassistance.gov, by calling 800-621-3362 – 6 a.m. to midnight Central Time, or by using the FEMA mobile app. If you use a relay service, such as video relay (VRS), captioned telephone or other service, give FEMA the number for that service. When you apply, you will need to provide:

  • A current phone number where you can be contacted.
  • Your address at the time of the disaster and the address where you are now staying.
  • Your Social Security Number.
  • A general list of damage and losses.
  • Banking information if you choose direct deposit.
  • If insured, the policy number or the agent and/or the company name.

Residents interested in SBA assistance may apply in person at the Business Recovery Center or online using SBA’s secure website at https://DisasterLoanAssistance.sba.gov/ela/s/ and should apply under SBA declaration #17289, not for the COVID-19 incident.

Survivors Who Need Help Appealing a Decision

Disaster survivors planning to appeal a FEMA decision should keep the following helpful info in mind:

  • Carefully read FEMA’s letter to understand what the agency is asking of you.
  • You must include evidence to support your appeal request such as:
      • Letters from your insurance company to support your case.
      • A copy of a utility bill or driver’s license to show proof of occupancy.
      • A copy of your mortgage or insurance documents to show proof you own your house.
      • THIS IS NOT AN EXHAUSTIVE LIST. If you have questions about what you need to submit to support your appeal request, call FEMA Disaster Assistance at 800-621-3362.

For more information about Alabama disaster recovery, visit www.fema.gov/disaster/4632. Follow the FEMA Region 4 Twitter account at twitter.com/femaregion4.

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Last updated January 24, 2022