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The number of people registering for FEMA assistance rose by 32 percent this week, for a total of nearly 64,000 individuals and households filing for disaster assistance within the first two weeks of the April 27th tornadoes.
FEMA has approved a total of nearly $36 million through both their Individuals and Households Progam and the Small Business Administration’s low-interest disaster loan program.
The following numbers, compiled May 13, provide a snapshot of the Alabama/FEMA disaster recovery to date:
No matter the degree of loss or insurance, survivors are urged to apply for help. They can use the following methods:
Recovery officials urge all Alabama residents who have registered for assistance to stay in close touch with FEMA throughout the recovery process, especially during the first weeks after registering when FEMA housing inspectors must contact applicants to view damages. Those with mobile phones should provide that number to FEMA during the registration and/or a good contact number.
Affected survivors and business owners in the 42 designated counties may apply for assistance. Those counties are: Autauga, Bibb, Blount, Calhoun, Chambers, Cherokee, Chilton, Choctaw, Clarke, Colbert, Coosa, Cullman, DeKalb, Elmore, Etowah, Fayette, Franklin, Greene, Hale, Jackson, Jefferson, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marengo, Marion, Marshall, Monroe, Morgan, Perry, Pickens, Shelby, St. Clair, Sumter, Talladega, Tallapoosa, Tuscaloosa, Walker, Washington and Winston.