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Alabama Tornadoes and Floods 2014
Tornadoes and flooding devastated areas in Alabama in late April 2014.
Individual and Household Assistance is available to those in Baldwin, Jefferson, Lee, Limestone, Blount, DeKalb, Etowah, Mobile and Tuscaloosa counties.
THE DEADLINE TO APPLY TO FEMA AND THE SBA HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO JULY 15, 2014.
Alabama Disaster Relief Hotlines:
- Jefferson and Lee counties – Alabama State Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program at 1-888-857-8571
- Limestone County – Madison County Volunteer Lawyers Program at 256-539-2275
- Baldwin County – South Alabama Volunteer Lawyers Program at 1-855-997-2857
- Statewide – Legal Services Alabama at 1-866-456-4995
Key resources for those affected by the tornadoes and floods:
- Free legal assistance available to storm survivors through a partnership between the Alabama State Bar, ABA- Young Lawyers Division and FEMA. Please see the press release for more information.
- Free legal assistance is also available to storm survivors from Legal Services Alabama. Please see the press release for more information. Please visit their online application to apply for legal assistance.
- Information to assist disaster survivors has also been posted (and will be updated regularly) at the AlabamaLegalHelp.org disaster page.
- Alabama Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Tornadoes and Flooding (DR-4176)
- FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Locator
- American Red Cross Shelter Locator
- Alabama Disaster Resources and Information from the Governor's office
- Alabama Emergency Management gives further information about this disaster and state programs available.
- FEMA Disaster Reporter: view pictures of the disaster either in a list view or off a zoomable street level map.
Residents and businesses affected by the April tornadoes and flooding can apply for government disaster relief benefits online at http://www.disasterassistance.gov.
THE DEADLINE TO APPLY IS JULY 15, 2014.
- If you need to appeal a FEMA denial on your own, please see here to get an interactive form to appeal and letter requesting a copy of your file.
- You can also find resources on this site under For People Who Need Help.
- Stay up-to-date with the latest on the News page.
Other helpful resources to help address legal needs resulting from this disaster:
- Help After a Disaster: FEMA's Guide for the Individual Applicant