President Obama Signs Alabama Emergency Declaration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 27, 2011

President Obama Signs Alabama Emergency Declaration

The President tonight declared an emergency exists in the State of Alabama and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local response efforts in the area struck by severe storms, tornadoes, and straight-line winds beginning on April 27, 2011, and continuing.

The President's action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to coordinate all disaster relief efforts which have the purpose of alleviating the hardship and suffering caused by the emergency on the local population, and to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures, authorized under Title V of the Stafford Act, to save lives and to protect property and public health and safety, and to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe in all 67 counties in the State of Alabama.

Specifically, FEMA is authorized to identify, mobilize, and provide at its discretion, equipment and resources necessary to alleviate the impacts of the emergency.  Emergency protective measures, limited to direct Federal assistance, will be provided at 75 percent Federal funding.  

W. Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security, named Joe M. Girot as the Federal Coordinating Officer for Federal recovery operations in the affected area.  

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  FEMA (202) 646-3272.
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