Alabama; Major Disaster and Related Determinations, 6032-6033 [2016-02021]
[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 23 (Thursday, February 4, 2016)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-02021]
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
Federal Emergency Management Agency
[Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA-4251-DR; Docket ID FEMA-2016-0001]
Alabama; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.
SUMMARY: This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major
disaster for the State of Alabama (FEMA-4251-DR), dated January 21,
2016, and related determinations.
DATES: Effective Date: January 21, 2016.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dean Webster, Office of Response and
Recovery, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW.,
Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-2833.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that, in a letter
dated January 21, 2016, the President issued a major disaster
declaration under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster
Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq. (the
``Stafford Act''), as follows:
I have determined that the damage in certain areas of the State
of Alabama resulting from severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line
winds, and flooding during the period of December 23-31, 2015, is of
sufficient severity and magnitude to warrant a major disaster
declaration under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and
Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq. (the ``Stafford
Act''). Therefore, I declare that such a major disaster exists in
the State of Alabama.
In order to provide Federal assistance, you are hereby
authorized to allocate from funds available for these purposes such
amounts as you find necessary for Federal disaster assistance and
You are authorized to provide Public Assistance in the
designated areas and Hazard Mitigation throughout the State.
Consistent with the requirement that Federal assistance be
supplemental, any Federal funds provided under the Stafford Act for
Hazard Mitigation will be limited to 75 percent of the total
eligible costs. Federal funds provided under the Stafford Act for
Public Assistance also will be limited to 75 percent of the total
eligible costs, with the exception of projects that meet the
eligibility criteria for a higher Federal cost-sharing percentage
under the Public Assistance Alternative Procedures Pilot Program for
Debris Removal implemented pursuant to section 428 of the Stafford
Further, you are authorized to make changes to this declaration
for the approved assistance to the extent allowable under the
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice
that pursuant to the authority vested in the Administrator, under
Executive Order 12148, as amended, Elizabeth Turner, of FEMA is
appointed to act as the Federal Coordinating Officer for this major
The following areas of the State of Alabama have been designated as
adversely affected by this major disaster:
Autauga, Barbour, Blount, Bullock, Butler, Chambers, Cherokee,
Clay, Cleburne, Coffee, Colbert, Conecuh, Covington, Crenshaw,
Cullman, Dale, DeKalb, Elmore, Escambia, Fayette, Franklin, Geneva,
Henry, Houston, Jackson, Lamar, Lawrence, Lee, Lowndes, Macon,
Marion, Marshall, Monroe, Perry, Pike, Russell, St. Clair, Walker,
and Winston Counties for Public Assistance.
All areas within the State of Alabama are eligible for
assistance under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.
The following Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers
(CFDA) are to be used for reporting and drawing funds: 97.030,
Community Disaster Loans; 97.031, Cora Brown Fund; 97.032, Crisis
Counseling; 97.033, Disaster Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster
Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance
Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance to Individuals and
Households In Presidentially Declared Disaster Areas; 97.049,
Presidentially Declared Disaster Assistance--Disaster Housing
Operations for Individuals
and Households; 97.050, Presidentially Declared Disaster Assistance
to Individuals and Households--Other Needs; 97.036, Disaster
Grants--Public Assistance (Presidentially Declared Disasters);
97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant.
W. Craig Fugate,
Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
[FR Doc. 2016-02021 Filed 2-3-16; 8:45 am]
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