storm recovery http://apr.org en 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 Tom Coiner Talks About Two Cities Linked By Disaster http://apr.org/post/tom-coiner-talks-about-two-cities-linked-disaster <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53fe2a8fcba01-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53fe2a8fcba01-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53fe2a8fcba01-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wual/local-wual-1012630.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Tuscaloosa, AL – Today Joplin, Missouri remembers the deadly tornado that ripped through their city killing over 160 people. Alabama recently recognized its own one year remembrance of the devastating April 27th tornadoes. Tom Coiner a film student at the University of Alabama had the unfortunate luck to be tied to both experiences. He went to school here, but he grew up in Joplin. Alabama Public Radio's Ryan Vasquez had a chance to talk to Tom about how both events affected him.</p> Tue, 22 May 2012 22:49:03 +0000 13435 at http://apr.org Limited Disaster Aid And Its Effect on Rebuilding Communities. http://apr.org/post/limited-disaster-aid-and-its-effect-rebuilding-communities <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53fe3156ec721-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53fe3156ec721-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53fe3156ec721-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wual/local-wual-1011072.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Tuscaloosa, AL – While 2011 will be memorable for many Alabamian's due to what happened on April 27th, it wasn't the only disaster that took place last year. Tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfires you name it struck the United States last year cutting the available disaster funding pie into ever slimmer pieces. As Alabama Public Radio's Ryan Vasquez reports, finding the necessary funds to rebuild post disaster is a little harder than it used to be.</p> Wed, 02 May 2012 23:15:40 +0000 13392 at http://apr.org The 4/27 Tornadoes - Revisiting Alberta http://apr.org/post/427-tornadoes-revisiting-alberta <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53fe3156eaec0-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53fe3156eaec0-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53fe3156eaec0-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wual/local-wual-1010721.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Alberta, AL – Today marks one year since the deadly tornadoes that tore across Alabama on April 27th of 2011. We've been revisiting some of the people we spoke to in the hours following the deadly outbreak including residents of the Tuscaloosa community of Alberta. One year later home owners and area businesses are still attempting to rebuild their community. Alabama Public Radio's Ryan Vasquez revisits Alberta a year after the historic tornado outbreak to find out how this community is making its way back.</p> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 23:39:59 +0000 13390 at http://apr.org The 4/27 Tornadoes--Emotional Impact http://apr.org/post/427-tornadoes-emotional-impact-0 <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53fe3156e94fd-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53fe3156e94fd-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53fe3156e94fd-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wual/local-wual-1010665.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Tuscaloosa, AL – Today marks one year since the tornadoes that tore through parts of Alabama, including Tuscaloosa. Many storm victims have rebuilt their homes and businesses. But, for some Alabamians, the emotional impact of the storms happens over and over again every day. Alabama Public Radio's Maggie Martin reports on how survivors continue to cope one year later.</p> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 15:13:38 +0000 13389 at http://apr.org The 4/27 Tornadoes--Emotional Impact http://apr.org/post/427-tornadoes-emotional-impact <p>Tuscaloosa, AL – Today marks one year since the tornadoes that tore through parts of Alabama, including Tuscaloosa. Many storm victims have rebuilt their homes and businesses. But, for some Alabamians, the emotional impact of the storms happens over and over again every day. Alabama Public Radio's Maggie Martin reports on how survivors continue to cope one year later.</p> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 15:07:05 +0000 13388 at http://apr.org The 4/27 Tornadoes Steve Miller, Then and Now http://apr.org/post/427-tornadoes-steve-miller-then-and-now-0 <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53fe3156e6c77-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53fe3156e6c77-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53fe3156e6c77-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wual/local-wual-1010517.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Tuscaloosa, AL – This week marks one year since the tornadoes that tore through parts of Alabama, including Tuscaloosa. All week long on Alabama Pubic Radio, we'll revisit some of the people we spoke to in the hours following the storm, and look at some of the challenges ahead. That includes Steve Miller, who lost his home in Tuscaloosa's historic Hillcrest district. Alabama Public Radio's Maggie Martin spoke with Miller as he continues to pick up the pieces and rebuild his home and his life.</p> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 15:41:56 +0000 13387 at http://apr.org Tornado Fire Threat http://apr.org/post/tornado-fire-threat <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53fe3156e5433-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53fe3156e5433-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53fe3156e5433-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wual/local-wual-1010371.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Northport, AL – All week long Alabama Public Radio has been looking back at the aftermath of the April 27th tornadoes that hit one year ago this Friday. The effects of violent weather are usually obvious, with damage to structures and even the very landscape. Alabama Public Radio's Stan Ingold reports, last year's tornadoes may have left a problem that can cause danger long after the winds died down</p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 15:57:55 +0000 13385 at http://apr.org Phil Campbell: One Year Later http://apr.org/post/phil-campbell-one-year-later <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53fe3156e3b4c-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53fe3156e3b4c-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53fe3156e3b4c-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wual/local-wual-1010320.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Phil Campbell, AL – All week on Alabama Public Radio, we're revisiting some of the people we spoke to in the days following the April 27th tornadoes and look at some of challenges ahead. Tuscaloosa wasn't the only city to suffer damage from the storms. The town of Phil Campbell was hit hard as well. A-P-R's Stan Ingold has been to Phil Campbell twice before following last April's tornadoes and he just finished a third trip to check on the little town with two names</p> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 20:17:37 +0000 13383 at http://apr.org The 4/27 Tornadoes--One year later http://apr.org/post/427-tornadoes-one-year-later <p>Tuscaloosa, Alabama – This week marks one year since the tornadoes that tore through Alabama, killing over two hundred people and disrupting the lives of thousands of families. All week long on Alabama Public Radio, we'll revisit many of the people and places you heard from in the hours and days following the storm. APR news director Pat Duggins has this preview...</p> Mon, 23 Apr 2012 12:43:00 +0000 13381 at http://apr.org The 4/27 Tornadoes--One year later The 4/27 Tornadoes--One year later http://apr.org/post/427-tornadoes-one-year-later-0 <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53fe3156e2270-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53fe3156e2270-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53fe3156e2270-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wual/local-wual-1010174.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Tuscaloosa, Alabama – This week marks one year since the tornadoes that tore through Alabama, killing over two hundred people and disrupting the lives of thousands of families. All week long on Alabama Public Radio, we'll revisit many of the people and places you heard from in the hours and days following the storm. APR news director Pat Duggins has this preview...</p> Mon, 23 Apr 2012 12:43:00 +0000 13382 at http://apr.org The 4/27 Tornadoes--One year later