MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — President Donald J. Trump declared Friday, October 13th, that an emergency exists in the State of Alabama. President Trump has ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, Tribal, and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Michael.
Disaster relief efforts will be coordinated by the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to alleviate the hardship and suffering caused by the emergency on the local population, and to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures to save lives and to protect property and public health and safety, and to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe.
“Specifically, FEMA is authorized to identify, mobilize, and provide at its discretion, equipment and resources necessary to alleviate the impacts of the emergency. Emergency protective measures, including direct Federal assistance, will be provided at 75 percent Federal funding in the counties of Dale, Geneva, Henry, and Houston. Emergency protective measures, limited to direct federal assistance, will be provided at 75 percent funding in the counties of Baldwin, Barbour, Bullock, Butler, Coffee, Conecuh, Covington, Crenshaw, Escambia, Mobile, Montgomery, Pike, and Russell and the Poarch Creek Band of Indians,” according to a press release from the Office of the Press Secretary.