With multiple homes and businesses damaged in the Shoals by floodwaters, many people are wondering when federal assistance will come.
At Nathan Estates, 21 homes had to be evacuated over the weekend, and it could take a few more days before people can get
into their homes. A lot of people affected by the floods don't have flood insurance, and it's unclear when these floodwaters will actually go down.
On Monday, officials with the Alabama Emergency Management Agency met with mayors in the Shoals and county EMA directors to explain the process of federal assistance. Right now, every county, including the cities, must get together a list of homes, businesses and roads that are damaged. This will be sent to the Alabama EMA for a damage estimate.
If the numbers qualify, the governor will send it to the president for a Federal Emergency Management Agency deceleration. A damage threshold of more than $7 million across the state must be met to qualify for FEMA assistance.
- Local officials meet with AL Emergency Management after homes, businesses damaged by flooding in the Shoals
- Federal and state emergency management officials verifying flood damage in the Shoals
- Emergency Management officials explain how to receive assistance for flood damage
- Madison County Emergency Management warns about flooding
- Shoals family's home damaged by floodwaters
- Muscle Shoals homes evacuated due to flooding
- Colbert Co. Emergency Management offering online form for homeowners to report flood damage
- Colbert Co. Emergency Management: At least $800,000 in flood damage reported
- Shoals parks trying to recover after flood damage
- Flooding still impacting the Shoals