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April 22, 2021
Alabama
Alabama
Thousands of Evacuees Still Live in Alabama
(2006-08-28)
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - There are more than 20-thousand evacuees from Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas still living in Alabama one year after Hurricane Katrina. The Federal Emergency Management Agency says the largest number of out-of-state evacuees -- about 5-thousand -- live in or around Mobile. Another 32-hundred remain in the Birmingham area, and thousands more are scattered through Montgomery, Huntsville, Tuscaloosa and other areas. FEMA statistics also show about 113-thousand Alabama residents applied for federal and state assistance after Katrina, and about 39-hundred remain in temporary housing in the state. © Copyright 2021, APR - Alabama Public Radio