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2011 AL Tornado RESPONSE (April - May) - INDEX

Facility Type: Info/Hotline
Status: Open

Various, AL 00000


Mission: This database record is to store links to news and other online resources. See below for that information.

To find organizations that can help, hit your back button, or go to "quickstart" above and choose a disaster. Then look for churches and other charitable organizations. Click on the name of the org, wait for its database record to come up on the screen, then scroll down to see what that org has to offer or needs.

This organization provides Temporary or Permanent Service? Temporary


Bentley takes lead on tornado recovery -
June 19, 2011


Alabama Storm Response Center:
Call 1-866-465-2241 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              1-866-465-2241      end_of_the_skype_highlighting between the hours of 7am-7pm


people who want to volunteer to help with recovery efforts or who want to make a donation
should call the Governor's Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives at 877-273-5018., or call 2-1-1
A few VCR's at:

West Alabama United Way- general information

Resources relating to working safely in disaster areas.


Groups that want to volunteer in Tuscaloosa need to fill out a form to get proper badges. Go to

May 10, 2011
Distribution and Feeding Sites


Mormon Helping Hands Pitch in to Aid Neighbors in Tornado-Ravaged Southern U.S.


PEOPLE FINDER info - (lost or missing)



FEMA Social Media (see link for full details)

Those using Twitter can receive updates by following and For anyone who is not on Twitter, but would like to receive updates through text message, text follow AlabamaEMA and follow femaregion4 to 40404. Standard text message rates will apply to these updates.

Both Facebook and Twitter can be accessed on web-enabled cell phones and smartphones. For anyone needing to register for disaster assistance, is FEMA’s mobile site and allows users to apply for disaster assistance from their phones.

Those with a website who would like to help us spread the word on how to apply for disaster assistance, please embed a new disaster survivor widget on your site. You can grab the code from this page:
Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call 800-462-7585.

FEMA’s temporary housing assistance and grants for public transportation expenses, medical and dental expenses, and funeral and burial expenses do not require individuals to apply for an SBA loan. However, applicants who receive SBA loan applications must submit them to SBA loan officers to be eligible for assistance that covers personal property, vehicle repair or replacement, and moving and storage expenses.


4/30/11 REPORTED Damage by county -



A month later, Ala. survivors still in shelters
May. 26, 2011
Read more:

Tornado Outbreak (search)

STATE news & MORE -

(CNN reported worse tornado since 1930's & worst since Katrina)

City's Future Lies in Ruins
MAY 6, 2011

Ala. governor: Tornado kills at least 131, with death toll likely to rise
Apr 28, 2011

Storms kill at least 77 in South, head to East Coast -

Article - Read Link

Warehouse, INDEX 2011 Alabama Tornado

ANIMALS - Animals Lost & Found

FACEBOOK - INDEX (more fb links)






PRE-SET Links for database at: (Data in-progress)

2011 Spring - Tornadoes-Floods-Winds Storms - (Will include other states from initial season start)

Alabama Response -

State of Alabama - (All entries for Alabama -past, present)

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Info Source/Changes:
added training link and reworded how to make a record.
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Created At: Thu Apr 28 07:58:08 -0700 2011
Updated At: Thu Jun 23 00:35:34 -0700 2011
Updated By: DNug

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