Alabama April 27 tornadoes

Politics & Government
7:33 am
Wed June 12, 2013

Ala. Governor to Receive Tornado Recovery Funds

Governor Robert Bentley will receive the federal recovery funds in Cordova, one of the Alabama communities hard hit by the April 27 storms.
Joe Songer/jsonger@al.com

Officials from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will present Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley with a check for $49 million to be used to help Alabama communities rebuild from damage caused by the April 27, 2011 tornadoes.

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Borrowing Millions
7:19 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Bond Issue Approved For Alabama Schools

Murphy High School is one of the many tornado-damaged schools that the bond issue will help.
Credit G.M. Andrews/AP Photo

The Alabama Legislature has approved selling bonds to borrow $30 million to repair tornado-damaged schools.

The Senate voted 26-6 Monday afternoon to give final passage to the bond legislation. The bill now goes to the governor for his review.

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Huntsville Utilities
5:07 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Huntsville Utilities Crews Responding To Sandy

Huntsville Utilities is sending employees north to help with recovery efforts related to superstorm Sandy.
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Huntsville Utilities is sending employees north to help with the superstorm Sandy recovery efforts.


The city-owned utility is talking with organizations that coordinate power restoration following major storms to determine where the local workers are needed most.


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.

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Tuscaloosa Safe Rooms
3:32 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

FEMA To Fund Community Safe Room In Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa will get money from FEMA to fund a community safe room.
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A nearly $500,000 federal grant is being used to build a community safe room in Tuscaloosa.


An announcement released Friday says the shelter will house as many as 300 people in Tuscaloosa, where more than 50 people died in the April 27 tornado outbreak last year. It will be located at the city's transportation building.


The money is coming from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.


Another $640,000 grant will be used for an emergency generator for waste water treatment facilities.

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Politics & Government
8:25 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Alabama Gets Money to Help Tornado Victims

http://www.adeca.alabama.gov Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs

Alabama has up to $8 million to help families repair or replace homes that were destroyed by tornadoes that hit central and north Alabama in April 2011.

The director of the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, Jim Byard, said Thursday the money is from a federal grand. Owners of single-family homes can receive up to $25,000 each.

Three organizations that serve the damaged regions — the Alabama Rural Coalition for the Homeless, the Community Services Program of West Alabama, and the Community Action Partnership of North Alabama — will take applications.

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