Two years later: Statistics on tornado recovery

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – The United Way of Central Alabama assisted providing long-term recovery help to individuals, families and entire communities following the tornado outbreak of April 2011. The organization is a lead member of the Central Alabama Long-Term Recovery Committee and combined resources with other nonprofits.

Below are some statistics provided by the United Way on the two years anniversary of the April 27th tornado outbreak.

  • 1600 families have received assistance for repairing or rebuilding homes, rental or mortgage expenses, utility assistance, transportation or medical needs
  • 269 home repairs or rebuilds, in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity, have been completed
  • $88,000 is the average cost of a home rebuild
  • $22,500 is the average cost of a home repair
  • $1,045,646 is the value of new furniture and appliances
  • $4.1 million is the total amount of funds provided in assistance to tornado survivors by CALTRA partners
  • 75,569 is the total number of volunteer hours contributed to CALTRA construction

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