MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Federal aid provided to Alabama residents affected by the April 28 through May 5 severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding has reached more than $43.6 million.
The following numbers, compiled July 25, provide a snapshot of the Alabama/FEMA disaster recovery to date:
$20.8 million for Housing Assistance grants to help with recovery rental expenses and home repair costs.
$4.2 million for Other Needs Assistance to cover essential disaster-related needs, such as medical expenses and lost personal possessions.
$16 million approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration for low-interest loans to eligible homeowners, renters and businesses.
$6.8 million for Public Assistance programs to help the state and local governments with the costs of recovery. Of that amount, $1.9 million has been allocated for debris removal. Another $575,000 will go toward storm response and $4.1 million has been obligated for infrastructure repair and replacement.
16,113 damaged homes and properties have been inspected (99 percent of requests).
9 counties designated for Individual Assistance.
21 counties designated for Public Assistance.
FEMA’s mitigation outreach program at nine Home Depot and Lowe’s home improvement stores provided 1,600 shoppers with information on rebuilding/repairing homes in a safer and resilient manner. Thank you letters are being presented to participating stores.
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.