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On March 1, 2003, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) became part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The primary mission of the Federal Emergency Management Agency is to reduce the loss of life and property and protect the Nation from all hazards, including natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters, by leading and supporting the Nation in a risk-based, comprehensive emergency management system of preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation


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Free Rebuilding and Repair Advice Available in Lee County

As Alabamians repair or rebuild their homes damaged by the March 3 tornadoes and straight-line winds, FEMA and home-improvement stores in Lee County are teaming up to provide free information and literature on making homes stronger and safer

Insurance, Disaster Assistance and Repairing Your Home

BIRMINGHAM, AL - September 22, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Alabama Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency urge disaster survivors who have received federal assistance for home repairs to begin that process and to use their money wisely.

For Storm Survivors, Permanent Housing is the Goal

BIRMINGHAM, AL - August 16, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- For Alabamians affected by the April storms and tornadoes, now is the time to work toward a permanent housing plan. The Alabama Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency encourage you to consider all options available, including local resources, in making a long-term plan

Smart Schooling for Future Disasters: Get Lessons on Building Safer and Stronger

BIRMINGHAM, AL - August 15, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Kids headed back to school aren’t the only ones with valuable lessons in their futures. You can get potentially life-saving lessons on disaster-resistant construction when the Federal Emergency Management Agency comes to local building supply stores Aug. 16 to Aug. 20.

Beef Up Your Building with Techniques That Stand Up To a Storm

BIRMINGHAM, AL - August 8, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Residents who want to make their homes and businesses more storm resistant can get advice from FEMA staff at local building supply and retail stores from Aug. 9 to Aug. 13 in Birmingham, Gadsden and Prattville.

Housing Expo Comes to Jefferson County for Tornado Survivors

BIRMINGHAM, AL - July 18, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Tornado survivors can get answers on how to plan and accomplish their permanent housing goals at a Housing and Recovery Expo in Jefferson County on Saturday, July 23.

Tornado Survivors Can Get Help on Housing Goals at Walker County Expo

BIRMINGHAM, AL - July 7, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Tornado survivors can get answers on how to plan and accomplish their permanent housing goals at the Housing and Recovery Expo in Walker County Saturday, July 9. Many Alabamians are still recovering from the April and May storms. The State of Alabama Housing Task Force, working with the Alabama Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is hosting the expo to provide key answers to survivors’ most frequently asked questions in a comfortable and familiar setting.

As Your Housing Needs Change, Give FEMA a Call

BIRMINGHAM, AL - June 8, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Are you living in a tent or camper on your property? Are you still staying in your damaged home? Or is living with relatives after the tornadoes not working out?

Debris Removal On Private Property Requires Owners Consen

BIRMINGHAM, AL - May 31, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Operation Clean Sweep is in full swing to pick up and remove tornado debris in eligible jurisdictions by the recently extended deadline of July 12. Property owners can help expedite debris removal by completing paperwork allowing debris teams to enter private property.

SBA Regional Administrator Visits Disaster Survivors And Advises That Loans Also Are For Homeowners...

BIRMINGHAM, AL - May 16, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- For many Alabamians recovering from the recent tornadoes, completing a disaster loan application may be overwhelming, but it is an essential step in recovery.

Help May Be Available To Remove Debris From Your Property

BIRMINGHAM, AL - May 13, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- An important step on the road to recovery is debris removal. If you were affected by the April tornadoes, here is some information that may help make it easier.

Temporary Housing Arrives for Alabama’s Tornado Survivor

ATLANTA, AL - May 9, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Eleven units arrived on May 7 for residents in the town of Phil Campbell. It is an area with an extreme shortage of available rental housing and apartments. Additional housing will be provided by FEMA and the State of Alabama to other counties where the demand for housing is greater than the supply.