Art Faulkner Alabama Emergency Management Agency http://apr.org en Ala EMA Says Timing, Forecast, Preparation Helped http://apr.org/post/ala-ema-says-timing-forecast-preparation-helped <p></p><p>The head of the Alabama Emergency Management Agency says timing, better forecasting and preparation helped the state avoid a repeat of the problems that occurred during a winter storm two weeks ago.</p><p>Agency Director Art Faulkner tells The Associated Press that many difficulties were avoided because the worst of the frozen precipitation fell late Wednesday and early Thursday instead of during the middle of the day.</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 22:12:09 +0000 The Associated Press 46776 at http://apr.org Ala EMA Says Timing, Forecast, Preparation Helped Ala. Governor to Survey Troy Area Tornado Damage http://apr.org/post/ala-governor-survey-troy-area-tornado-damage <DIV> <P>Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley plans to visit locations in the Troy area in Pike County that were affected by Christmas Day tornadoes.</P> <P>The governor plans to visit Brantley Mobile Home Park in Troy at 1:45 p.m. Friday. At 2:45 p.m. Friday he will visit a home on Pike County Road 2214 to survey damage from the storms.</P> <P>Alabama Emergency Management Agency Director Art Faulkner will join the governor to survey the damage. Fri, 28 Dec 2012 11:47:15 +0000 The Associated Press 22511 at http://apr.org Ala. Governor to Survey Troy Area Tornado Damage Alabama EMA Workers Helping In New York http://apr.org/post/alabama-ema-workers-helping-new-york <P>A nine-member team from the Alabama Emergency Management Agency is helping in New York with the recovery effort from Superstorm Sandy.</P> <P>State EMA Director Art Faulkner said EMA teams from all over the country helped Alabama after the killer tornadoes in April 2011, and Alabama is pleased to return the favor.</P> <P>The Alabama group is working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the Joint Field Office in Queens. They are expected to return to Alabama on Nov. 27.</P> <P>Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.</P> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 23:18:41 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 20615 at http://apr.org Alabama EMA Workers Helping In New York Ala Waiting on Millions in FEMA Twister Payments http://apr.org/post/ala-waiting-millions-fema-twister-payments <p>Alabama is still waiting on more than $70 million in payments from the Federal Emergency Management Agency linked to the deadly tornado outbreak of April 27, 2011.</p><p>Art Faulkner, director of the Alabama Emergency Management Agency, says the state already has received $112 million from FEMA.</p><div><p>The state is eligible for and expecting $185 million in all. But Faulkner says the payment process can take a while on larger projects, such as replacing the four schools that were destroyed by twisters.</p><p>Faulkner says more payments are coming.</p> Sun, 28 Oct 2012 23:32:30 +0000 The Associated Press 19887 at http://apr.org Ala Waiting on Millions in FEMA Twister Payments