storm recovery

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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APR News Reports
5:49 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

Tom Coiner Talks About Two Cities Linked By Disaster

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APR News Reports
6:15 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

Limited Disaster Aid And Its Effect on Rebuilding Communities.

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.

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APR News Reports
6:39 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

The 4/27 Tornadoes - Revisiting Alberta

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.

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APR News Reports
10:13 am
Fri April 27, 2012

The 4/27 Tornadoes--Emotional Impact

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.

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APR News Reports
10:07 am
Fri April 27, 2012

The 4/27 Tornadoes--Emotional Impact

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.

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APR News Reports
10:41 am
Thu April 26, 2012

The 4/27 Tornadoes Steve Miller, Then and Now

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.

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APR News Reports
10:57 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Tornado Fire Threat

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

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APR News Reports
3:17 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Phil Campbell: One Year Later

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

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APR News Reports
7:43 am
Mon April 23, 2012

The 4/27 Tornadoes--One year later

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...

APR News Reports
7:43 am
Mon April 23, 2012

The 4/27 Tornadoes--One year later

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...