Tuscaloosa April 2011 tornadoes http://apr.org en Tuscaloosa Paid $5.89 Million In Recovery Funding http://apr.org/post/tuscaloosa-paid-589-million-recovery-funding <p></p><p>Tuscaloosa city officials say the Federal Emergency Management Agency has so far paid $5.89 million to help the city recover from the April 2011 tornado.</p><p>While officials say they wish the FEMA storm expense reimbursements, which totals $10.5 million, were being paid more quickly, Mayor Walt Maddox told the Tuscaloosa News city leaders understand federal budget cuts and the government shutdown likely had an impact on the payment timeline.</p> Sun, 17 Nov 2013 18:23:34 +0000 The Associated Press 41750 at http://apr.org Tuscaloosa Paid $5.89 Million In Recovery Funding Tuscaloosa Offers $500K in Tornado Recovery Loans http://apr.org/post/tuscaloosa-offers-500k-tornado-recovery-loans <p>Tuscaloosa city officials will soon be taking applications for loans of up to $20,000 aimed at helping businesses rebuild in the city's tornado recovery zone.</p><div><p>The Tuscaloosa News reports (<a href="http://bit.ly/15TZchw">http://bit.ly/15TZchw</a>) the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs recently gave the city approval to use $500,000 for the loans. Businesses meeting certain terms will have their loans revert to grants, meaning the money won't have to be repaid.</p> Sun, 28 Jul 2013 20:49:53 +0000 The Associated Press 34984 at http://apr.org Tuscaloosa Offers $500K in Tornado Recovery Loans Tuscaloosa Council to Vote on Storm Recovery Money http://apr.org/post/tuscaloosa-council-vote-storm-recovery-money <DIV> <P>The city council in Tuscaloosa is expected to vote Tuesday on a contract that would secure a $10 million line of credit to help fund storm recovery efforts.</P> <P>The Tuscaloosa News reports (http://bit.ly/URA3B4) that if approved, it would mark the first money the city would borrow to pay for the millions of dollars in costs associated with rebuilding and cleaning up Tuscaloosa following the tornado of April 27, 2011.</P> <P>Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox says the line of credit would give city officials flexibility in determining how to pay for various expenses related to tornado Mon, 04 Feb 2013 13:21:23 +0000 The Associated Press 24296 at http://apr.org Tuscaloosa Council to Vote on Storm Recovery Money Bentley Seeks More Tornado Aid for Tuscaloosa http://apr.org/post/bentley-seeks-more-tornado-aid-tuscaloosa <p><span id="_oneup" style="FONT-SIZE: 12px">Alabama's governor went to Washington this week to try to secure more money for tornado recovery in Tuscaloosa.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="FONT-SIZE: 12px">Gov. Robert Bentley says he met with the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Shaun Donovan, of Wednesday.</span></p> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 13:57:57 +0000 The Associated Press 17790 at http://apr.org Bentley Seeks More Tornado Aid for Tuscaloosa