FEMA http://apr.org en FEMA Extends Deadline For Seeking Aid In Alabama http://apr.org/post/fema-extends-deadline-seeking-aid-alabama <p></p><p>The Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended the deadline until July 15 for Alabama residents to register for assistance if they were affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that hit the state in late April.</p><p>Alabama Emergency Management Agency Director Art Faulkner said Friday the governor requested a two-week extension and FEMA approved it. The deadline for loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration has also been extended to July 15.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 21:37:24 +0000 The Associated Press 54740 at http://apr.org FEMA Extends Deadline For Seeking Aid In Alabama 13 More Alabama Counties Get FEMA Aid http://apr.org/post/13-more-alabama-counties-get-fema-aid <p>Thirteen more <font color="red">Alabama</font> counties are qualifying for federal assistance due to the storms, tornadoes and flooding that hit the state in late April and early May.</p><p>The Federal Emergency Management Agency says state and local government programs and some nonprofit organizations may apply for disaster assistance in Blount, Butler, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, DeKalb, Etowah, Franklin, Geneva, Lamar, Perry, Pickens and Tuscaloosa counties. Five other counties — Baldwin, Jefferson, Lee, Limestone and Mobile — were approved for the aid earlier.</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 12:15:26 +0000 Associated Press 51914 at http://apr.org 13 More Alabama Counties Get FEMA Aid Ala. Town Hit By '11 Twisters Gets Demo OK http://apr.org/post/ala-town-hit-11-twisters-gets-demo-ok <P>Officials say an Alabama town hit by two tornadoes during the April 2011 outbreak is finally approved for federal money to demolish its badly damaged downtown area.</P> <P>Leaders in the Walker County city of Cordova hope the project can begin moving forward within the next two or three months.</P> <P>Officials announced the decision today at a meeting of Cordova's long-term recovery committee.</P> <P>Tornadoes ravaged Cordova on April 27, 2011, heavily damaging its small downtown district. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 22:14:56 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 23058 at http://apr.org Ala. Town Hit By '11 Twisters Gets Demo OK 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 5 More Counties Eligible For Aid After Hurricane http://apr.org/post/5-more-counties-eligible-aid-after-hurricane Alabama's governor says five more counties will be eligible for federal aid aimed at helping communities recover from damage caused by Hurricane Isaac. Gov. Robert Bentley said in a statement Thursday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved the request. Bentley had sent a letter to FEMA saying the five counties -- Covington, Dallas, Geneva, Monroe and Perry -- suffered $2.5 million in damage. The five counties are now added to the list of counties that were already able to apply for federal public assistance. Thu, 04 Oct 2012 21:42:10 +0000 The Associated Press 18838 at http://apr.org 5 More Counties Eligible For Aid After Hurricane $42.6 Million FEMA Trailer Settlements Approved http://apr.org/post/426-million-fema-trailer-settlements-approved A federal judge gave his final approval Thursday to a $42.6 million class-action settlement between companies that made and installed government-issued trailers after hurricanes in 2005 and Gulf Coast storm victims who claim they were exposed to hazardous fumes while living in the shelters. U.S. Thu, 27 Sep 2012 22:22:47 +0000 The Associated Press 18509 at http://apr.org $42.6 Million FEMA Trailer Settlements Approved Tuscaloosa Gets FEMA Grant For Warning System http://apr.org/post/tuscaloosa-gets-fema-grant-warning-system <p>The city of Tuscaloosa plans to begin using a system that will warn residents of threats ranging from tornadoes to chemical spills.</p><p>The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved a $124,000 grant for the city to implement an early warning system that sends alerts by telephones, pagers and text messages.</p><p>City officials say a computer linked to a phone system will send alerts to any resident who signs up for the service.</p><p>The system is similar to one that the University of Alabama uses to send alerts to students and staff members during an emergency.</p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 22:07:22 +0000 Associated Press 15765 at http://apr.org Tuscaloosa Gets FEMA Grant For Warning System