Alabama Christmas tornadoes http://apr.org en Ala. Facing Severe Weather Threat Over Weekend http://apr.org/post/ala-facing-severe-weather-threat-over-weekend <p></p><p>Forecasters say Alabama is facing the threat of severe weather over the weekend.</p><p>The National Weather Service says temperatures will reach near record levels across the state on Saturday as moist air flows north off the Gulf of Mexico. That will be followed by drier air moving in from the west, bringing a chance of strong storms.</p><p>Forecasters say there's a medium to high chance of severe storms beginning Saturday night, and there's a low to medium chance of isolated tornadoes through Sunday afternoon.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 22:13:50 +0000 The Associated Press 43672 at http://apr.org Ala. Facing Severe Weather Threat Over Weekend Ala. House Passes Bond Issue to Rebuild Schools http://apr.org/post/ala-house-passes-bond-issue-rebuild-schools <P>The Alabama House of Representatives has passed a bill that authorizes the state to issue $30 million in bonds to rebuild several tornado-damaged schools across the state.</P> <P>Democratic Rep. Napoleon Bracy's bill passed 103-0 Tuesday night and now goes to the Senate. If approved, it will provide $15 million to Murphy High School in Mobile to repair damage from a tornado on Christmas Day, 2012.</P> <P>Three schools in the Tuscaloosa area would benefit, with $3 million for Alberta City Elementary and $2.5 million each for University Place Elementary and Holt Elementary. Wed, 01 May 2013 11:38:01 +0000 The Associated Press 29521 at http://apr.org Ala. House Passes Bond Issue to Rebuild Schools Deadline Coming in Ala., Miss. for Disaster Loans http://apr.org/post/deadline-coming-ala-miss-disaster-loans <P>The federal Small Business Administration says March 11 is the deadline for disaster loan applications from people and businesses in 10 Alabama counties and three Mississippi counties affected by severe storms on Dec. 25-26.</P> <P>SBA field director Frank Skaggs said low-interest loans of up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Loans of up to $40,000 are available to homeowners and renters to replace personal property. Mon, 11 Feb 2013 12:36:36 +0000 The Associated Press 24720 at http://apr.org Deadline Coming in Ala., Miss. for Disaster Loans Alabama Counties Approved for Disaster Assistance http://apr.org/post/alabama-counties-approved-disaster-assistance <P>Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley says Mobile, Pike and surrounding counties have been approved for disaster assistance because of damage sustained in the Christmas Day outbreak of tornadoes.</P> <P>Bentley says the assistance will come in the form of low interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.</P> <P>The two primary counties listed on the disaster declaration are Mobile and Pike. Fri, 11 Jan 2013 12:37:57 +0000 The Associated Press 23082 at http://apr.org Alabama Counties Approved for Disaster Assistance