The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved more than $7.2 million in low-interest disaster loans to homeowners, renters, and businesses. Though the March 16 application deadline to apply for Individual Assistance has now passed; FEMA is still here to help — Homeowners and renters in Autauga, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore, Greene, Hale, Morgan, Mobile, Sumter and Tallapoosa counties who were affected by the severe storms, straight-line winds and tornadoes that occurred Jan. 12, may still reach out to FEMA.
FEMA grants for intended purpose — Disaster assistance is intended to help residents pay for necessities lost because of the Jan. 12 severe storms, straight-line winds, and tornadoes. A letter explaining what the payment is to be used for arrives within a day or two of the check or direct deposit payment. FEMA urges you to use the funds as stated in your award letter and only for disaster-related expenses.
Repairing or rebuilding your home? — Disaster survivors who are working on their homes after the Jan. 12 severe storms, straight-line winds and tornadoes can speak with FEMA mitigation specialists about
their damage and discuss how to best repair their homes at the following location and times:
Tractor Supply Company – 2680 US-Hwy 80 West, Selma, AL 36703
- 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, March 23; and Friday, March 24
- 7:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 25
- 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, March 26
- 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, March 27
- 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, March 28
Get the proper permits before rebuilding — Alabama homeowners in Autauga, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore, Greene, Hale, Morgan, Mobile, Sumter and Tallapoosa counties who were affected by the Jan. 12 severe storms, straight-line winds and tornadoes should be aware that before restoring their home to pre-tornado condition, they should make sure to have all the local permits needed to start work.
Continued rental assistance — Survivors of the Jan. 12 storms who received initial rental assistance from FEMA may be eligible for continued rental assistance.