Alabama Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, and Tornadoes (DR-4684)
The state of Alabama was struck by severe storms that brought damaging straight- line winds and spawned tornadoes on January 12, 2023. On January 15, 2023, President Biden declared a major disaster.
People in the following counties are eligible to receive federal disaster assistance:
*Coosa, Elmore, and Hale counties were added on January 20, 2023.
** Greene, Sumter, and Tallapoosa Counties were added on January 26, 2023.
For the complete whitehouse.gov press release, please click here.
Access legal aid organizations and other helpful recovery assistance through the resources below.
Introducing: Disaster Legal Services
The American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division has teamed up with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to create Disaster Legal Services (DLS) — a program designed to help survivors navigate the aftermath of presidentially- declared disasters. The DLS program provides immediate temporary legal assistance to disaster survivors—at no charge.
Issues where DLS can help include:
- Insurance Claims
- New Wills
- Powers of Attorney
- Other Legal Papers Lost During the Disaster
- Problems with Landlords
- FEMA Appeals
- Home Repair Contracts and Contractor Fraud
Learn more through this short video.
ABA YLD Disaster Legal Services Hotline
To help meet the growing legal needs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division has teamed up with RingCentral Inc. to create a national hotline to connect the Disaster Legal Services Program (DLS) with those seeking civil legal services.
Alabama State Bar
(800) 354-6154 (toll free)
PO Box 671
Montgomery, AL 36101
Professional association of lawyers.
Legal Services Alabama, Inc.
Offers free civil legal services to low income people. Has offices in Anniston/Gadsden, Birmingham, Dothan, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, Selma and Tuscaloosa.
Alabama Free Legal Answers
Free Legal Answers is a virtual legal advice clinic. Qualifying users post their civil legal question to their state’s website. Users will then be emailed when their question receives a response. There is no fee for the use of the system or for the advice and information provided by the attorney.
ABA Free Legal Answers is a website operated by the American Bar Association (ABA) and by an entity or entities in the state where the client lives.