President Declares Disaster for Alabama

BLB FLOODED STREET

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency announced late Friday that federal disaster aid has been made available to the state of Alabama and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding on April 28, 2014 and continuing.

The President’s action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Baldwin, Jefferson, Lee and Limestone counties.

Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.

Federal funding is also available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for debris removal and emergency work for damage from the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding in Baldwin, Jefferson, Lee, Limestone and Mobile counties.

Click here to see a list of federal aid programs available to Alabama residents who qualify.

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