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Alabama Tornado Response Wiki

This Wiki is a collaborative space created to act as a clearing house for assistance and information after the Tornadoes of April 27, 2011.  Anyone can modify or update this wiki. Not to be used for commercial purposes..this is a volunteer effort. This is a short term project to be run for 30 days. Please add information to the city/area specific pages as you see fit. If you wish to add a new city or area, please use the template named "TemplateForCity" in sidebar as a starting point.


How bad was it? Google has built a map of the tornadoes here: http://is.gd/BZEyd5


Homeowners in the following 41 counties are now eligible for FEMA grants and loans: Autauga, Bibb, Blount, Calhoun, Chambers, Clarke,Cherokee,Chilton,Choctaw, Colbert, Coosa,

Cullman, DeKalb, Elmore, Etowah, Fayette, Franklin, Greene, Hale, Jackson, Jefferson, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marengo, Marion, Marshall, Morgan,
Perry, Pickens, Shelby, Sumter, St. Clair, Talladega, Tallapoosa, Tuscaloosa,

Washington, Walker and Winston.       Also eligible for Tax Relief (click link)


Kinds of things FEMA will give you a grant for: http://www.fema.gov/assistance/process/assistance.shtm  (examples: Damaged car, work tools, Home replacement if you had no insurance or if replacement exceeds insurance costs) Another link with things (click here)


                    Residents are eligible for FEMA financial assistance Info here

                    Story describing Financial Aid $$ available to homeowners is here



FEMA office locator. Just put in zipcode or 1234 Main St, <City>, Al. http://asd.fema.gov/inter/locator/mobile.htm




   Anderson Hills






     Elmore County


     Hackleburg, NorthWest Alabama



     McDonald Chapel

    North Alabama

    Phil Campbell

    Pleasant Grove

     Pratt City




     Walker County EMA



Gigantic, evolving lists of ways



Donate Supplies (Click Links)

       City by city donation locations:

                    Birmingham: Drop off at Christian Services Mission, they are distributing aid Statewide

                    (Map) 3600 3rd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35222



Contribute Money

Talladega Speedway will accept a 50$ donation to Red Cross on May 6-8 in exchange for letting you drive your car around the track.

Donate to the Red Cross Visit http://www.redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation

You can have Amazon ship a donation item to the volunteer relief loading dock on 3rd St by using the page set up by http://www.csmission.org

Amazon Page is here: http://is.gd/gctx4X

Volunteer Time and Effort

http://www.handsonbirmingham.org/ Looking for volunteers in Jefferson and Tuscaloosa




     Find closest shelter open near you (click link)

     Map of all open Shelters

Where to get help in general


American Red Cross

     Contact/find closest Red Cross near you (click link)

     1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767)

          (The @RedCross chapter building in Cullman, AL has been destroyed & chapter building in           Tuscaloosa is damaged)

        American Red Cross, Birmingham Area Chapter

www.redcross.org - 950 22nd St N # 750, Birmingham - (205) 458-8282

 American Red Cross of Central Alabama, Montgomery
Birmingham Area Chapter, Hoover
Coffee County Chapter, Enterprise
Cullman County Chapter, Cullman
East Escambia County Chapter, Brewton
Etowah County Chapter, Gadsden
Limestone County Chapter, Athens
Madison - Marshall County Chapter, Huntsville
TUSCALOOSA West Alabama Chapter, Tuscaloosa


  • What to know and do (click link)
  • Alabama Department of Insurance - (334) 269-3550 or at (800) 433-3966 (in-state toll free)
  • State Farm, 800-732-5246
  • Alfa, 800-964-2532
  • Allstate, 800-255-7828
  • Farmers, 800-435-7764
  • USAA, 800-531-8722
  • Cotton States, 866-714-6902
  • Auto Owners, 517-323-1200
  • Geico (auto), 800-861-8380
  • Progressive, 800-776-4737
  • Travelers, 800-252-4633
  • Nationwide, 800-421-3535
















Newspaper Stories and Info (Click links)

      All Alabama Statewide Tornado Newspaper Info




Road Closures


Finding Loved Ones- register yourself as okay


     In Tuscaloosa, you can call 205 349 2121 to locate a lost loved one.



          Renters must cancel lease by May 11 to avoid owing rent on destroyed house or apartment

          Free Legal Assistance hotline offered by Alabama State Bar 1-800-354-6154

          Law changed to shorten school year in Alabama this year

          IRS offers Tax Relief for residents of disaster declared counties

          Free Legal Help for Tornado Victims from Legal Services Alabama 1-866-456-4995


Lost/Injured Pets

Birmingham Humane Society Lost Animals

Facebook Group set up for pets lost in these tornadoes


Reuniting People with their photos and letters

     Facebook Page with scans of items and keepsakes found scattered for miles




FEMA Financial and Relief Aid

     Residents affected by Tornadoes are eligible for FEMA financial assistance Info here

     Story describing Financial Aid $$ available to homeowners is here  


     Alabama Emergency Management Agency - http://ema.alabama.gov/


FEMA offices open 7AM to 7PM Seven Days a Week(Click This Link for services offered)


Cullman County
1701 2nd Ave S.W.
Cullman, Ala. 35055


DeKalb County                                            
Tom Bevill Center
115 Main St. W.
Rainsville, Ala. 35986


Franklin County
Russellville Parks and Recreation Center
204 Ash Ave.
Russellville, Ala. 35653


Jefferson County
Union Hill Baptist Church
7049 Taylor's Ferry Road
Bessemer, Ala. 35023


National Guard Armory
140 Cane Creek Road
Warrior, Ala. 35180


Old Ashley Furniture Store
3429 Lowery Parkway
Fultondale, Ala. 35068

Lawrence County
Moulton Recreation Center
13550 Court St.
Moulton, Ala. 35650


Marengo County
National Guard Armory
2400 East Coast Ave.
Linden, Ala. 30748


Marion County
Old Indies House Plant
8741 Highway 172
Hackleburg, Ala. 35564


Marshall County
Guntersville Recreation Center
1500 Sunset Drive
Guntersville, Ala. 35976


St. Clair County
Greensport Baptist Church
9305 Shoal Creek Road
Ashville, Ala. 35953


Sumter County
Geiger Town Hall
201 Broadway St.
Geiger, Ala. 35459

205-455-2811 (Mayor Michael Cunningham)


Tuscaloosa County
American Legion Post
3120 University Blvd. E.
Tuscaloosa, Ala. 35404

Coaling Town Hall
11281 Stephens Loop Road
Coaling, Ala. 35023

Walker County
Cordova High School
183 School Road
Cordova, Ala. 35550


Power Companies Repair Numbers

Alabama Power: Call 1-800-888-2726 to report power outages and downed power lines. The company urges customers to treat every power line as if it still has power in it, and avoid touching those lines or any debris touching them.


Gas Companies Repair Numbers

Alagasco: If you smell a gas leak (similar to the smell of rotten eggs), leave your home immediately and call 1-800-292-4008 from a neighbor's home.


Phone Companies Repair Numbers

Water Companies Repair Numbers

Birmingham Water Works: Customers may call (205) 244-4000 for assistance, or use  www.bwwb.org


Cable Companies Repair Numbers






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