Alabama April 27 tornadoes http://apr.org en Ala. Governor to Receive Tornado Recovery Funds http://apr.org/post/ala-governor-receive-tornado-recovery-funds <p>Officials from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will present Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley with a check for $49 million to be used to help Alabama communities rebuild from damage caused by the April 27, 2011 tornadoes.<br> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 12:33:35 +0000 The Associated Press 32204 at http://apr.org Ala. Governor to Receive Tornado Recovery Funds Bond Issue Approved For Alabama Schools http://apr.org/post/bond-issue-approved-alabama-schools <p></p><p></p><p>The Alabama Legislature has approved selling bonds to borrow $30 million to repair tornado-damaged schools.</p><p>The Senate voted 26-6 Monday afternoon to give final passage to the bond legislation. The bill now goes to the governor for his review.</p> Tue, 21 May 2013 00:19:13 +0000 The Associated Press 30770 at http://apr.org Bond Issue Approved For Alabama Schools Huntsville Utilities Crews Responding To Sandy http://apr.org/post/huntsville-utilities-crews-responding-sandy <P>Huntsville Utilities is sending employees north to help with the superstorm Sandy recovery efforts.</P> <P>The city-owned utility is talking with organizations that coordinate power restoration following major storms to determine where the local workers are needed most.</P> <P>Utility spokesman Bill Yell says two three-person bucket crews and a three-person pole-setting crew will be heading out to help, most likely in the Washington, D.C., area.</P> <P>As they drive north Wednesday, the crews will have to go around heavy snow in the North Carolina and Virginia mountains.</P> <P>Huntsv Tue, 30 Oct 2012 22:07:24 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 20000 at http://apr.org Huntsville Utilities Crews Responding To Sandy FEMA To Fund Community Safe Room In Tuscaloosa http://apr.org/post/fema-fund-community-safe-room-tuscaloosa <P>A nearly $500,000 federal grant is being used to build a community safe room in Tuscaloosa.</P> <P>An announcement released Friday says the shelter will house as many as 300 people in Tuscaloosa, where more than 50 people died in the April 27 tornado outbreak last year. Fri, 26 Oct 2012 20:32:53 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 19832 at http://apr.org FEMA To Fund Community Safe Room In Tuscaloosa Alabama Gets Money to Help Tornado Victims http://apr.org/post/alabama-gets-money-help-tornado-victims <p>Alabama has up to $8 million to help families repair or replace homes that were destroyed by tornadoes that hit central and north Alabama in April 2011.</p><p>The director of the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, Jim Byard, said Thursday the money is from a federal grand. Owners of single-family homes can receive up to $25,000 each.</p><p>Three organizations that serve the damaged regions — the Alabama Rural Coalition for the Homeless, the Community Services Program of West Alabama, and the Community Action Partnership of North Alabama — will take applications.</p> Fri, 07 Sep 2012 13:25:37 +0000 The Associated Press 17493 at http://apr.org Alabama Gets Money to Help Tornado Victims