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2011 AL Tornado RESPONSE (April - May) - INDEX

Organization:
Facility Type: Info/Hotline
Status: Open

Address:
Various, AL 00000

Region:Statewide
County/Parish:Various





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Notes:

Bentley takes lead on tornado recovery -
June 19, 2011
http://www.gadsdentimes.com/article/20110619/NEWS/110619726&tc=ix

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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

GENERAL INFORMATION -
http://alabamapossible.org/2011/04/tornado-relief-how-you-can-help/

VOLUNTEERS -
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.

www.ServeAlabama.gov, or call 2-1-1
A few VCR's at:
http://www.citizencommandcenter.org/shelters/show/8102

West Alabama United Way- general information
http://www.uwwa.org/news.html
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Resources relating to working safely in disaster areas.
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/emres/tornado.html

Poster.
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2011-174/pdfs/2011-174.pdf

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

May 10, 2011
Distribution and Feeding Sites
http://salarmyalm.blogspot.com/2011/05/distribution-and-feeding-sites.html

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Mormon Helping Hands Pitch in to Aid Neighbors in Tornado-Ravaged Southern U.S.
06/May/2011
http://newsroom.lds.org/article/mormon-helping-hands-pitch-in-to-aid-neighbors-in-tornado-ravaged-southern-u-s-

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PEOPLE FINDER info - (lost or missing)
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alabama-2011-Tornado-Lost-or-Missing/183171718402002

http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20110428/MULTIMEDIA/110429675
http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20110428/MULTIMEDIA/110429676

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FEMA DRC's - INDEX
http://www.citizencommandcenter.org/shelters/show/8123

FEMA Social Media (see link for full details)
http://www.fema.gov/news/newsrelease.fema?id=54626

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Those using Twitter can receive updates by following http://twitter.com/AlabamaEMA and http://twitter.com/femaregion4. 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, m.fema.gov 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: http://go.usa.gov/b5d.
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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.

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MAPS -
4/30/11 REPORTED Damage by county -
http://ema.alabama.gov/filelibrary/SituationReport/SitRep8complete.pdf

http://www.citizencommandcenter.org/shelters/show/7860

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MEDIA -

A month later, Ala. survivors still in shelters
May. 26, 2011
Read more: http://www.sunherald.com/2011/05/26/3145762/a-month-later-ala-survivors-still.html

Tornado Outbreak (search)
http://www.wafb.com/search?RecordNum=11&vendor=ez&qu=tornado

STATE news & MORE -
http://www.fox10tv.com/subindex/news/state_news

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

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City's Future Lies in Ruins
MAY 6, 2011
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703937104576303161914858024.html?mod=WSJ_article_MoreIn_US
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Ala. governor: Tornado kills at least 131, with death toll likely to rise
Apr 28, 2011
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/index

Storms kill at least 77 in South, head to East Coast -
http://www.usatoday.com/weather/storms/tornadoes/2011-04-28-tornadoes-Tuscaloosa-Alabama_n.htm

DONATION/Drop-off & RESOURCES -
Article - Read Link
http://www.abc6.com/Global/story.asp?S=14647901

http://www.aidmatrixnetwork.org/fema/states.aspx?ST=Alabama
http://www.citizencommandcenter.org/shelters/show/7972

WAREHOUSES -
Warehouse, INDEX 2011 Alabama Tornado
http://www.citizencommandcenter.org/shelters/show/8176

FACEBOOK -
ANIMALS - Animals Lost & Found
http://www.citizencommandcenter.org/shelters/show/8006
http://www.facebook.com/AlabamaEMA

FACEBOOK - INDEX (more fb links)
http://www.citizencommandcenter.org/shelters/show/8191

TWITTER -
http://twitter.com/#!/WDRMRadio
http://twitter.com/AlabamaEMA
http://twitter.com/femaregion4
http://www.citizencommandcenter.org/shelters/show/8011

BLOG -
http://www.citizencommandcenter.org/shelters/show/7988

ANIMALS -
http://www.citizencommandcenter.org/shelters/show/8139

TRAINING -
http://new.gbgm-umc.org/umcor/work/emergencies/us/trainingprograms/

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

2011 Spring - Tornadoes-Floods-Winds Storms - (Will include other states from initial season start)
http://www.citizencommandcenter.org/items/show/4721

Alabama Response -
http://www.citizencommandcenter.org/items/show/4736
http://www.citizencommandcenter.org/?preset=149

State of Alabama - (All entries for Alabama -past, present)
http://www.citizencommandcenter.org/facilities/list?state=AL
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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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