The Home Depot Foundation Donates Tarps to Help Alabama Residents Impacted by March 19th Storm

(Clanton, AL) – The Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) is pleased to announce the Home Depot Foundation, on Friday, delivered tarps to Alabama to help communities impacted by the March 19th tornadoes and severe storms. Etowah County Emergency Management Agency will receive a supply of tarps today to be distributed to residents who have requested a tarp for their home.

“Several Alabama homes sustained significant damage Monday night and I really appreciate the quick way the Home Depot Foundation responded to our request for assistance,” Alabama EMA Director Brian E. Hastings said. “This donation is a great example of a Public-Private Partnership. The Whole Community concept calls for the involvement of everyone — not just the government during natural disasters. As we work to help the impacted communities recover it is important for us to help people together – which is outlined in FEMA’s strategic plan.”

Since Tuesday, Alabama EMA has worked with the Alabama Forestry Commission to deliver approximately 500 tarps, already available, to Calhoun, Cullman and Etowah counties.

If a storm survivor needs a tarp, they should contact their county EMA director and the director will then make Alabama EMA aware of the number of tarps needed to fill the request.

Governor Ivey declared a state of emergency on March 20th following the severe weather outbreak that began Monday, March 19th.

For information on the severe weather from the National Weather Service click here (Birmingham NWS and Huntsville NWS.