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Residents affected by Oct. 6 flooding encouraged to file damage assessment report

BIRMINGHAM, AL – On October 6th, 2021, a major flash flood event occurred across the state of Alabama. Parts of Jefferson County experienced upwards of 10 inches of rainfall in some areas, which fell in a short period of time. This resulted in flash flooding in several areas of the county.

Jefferson County Emergency Management has established a damage assessment portal, which is a tool for gathering data on the damages caused by the Wednesday, October 6th flooding event. This assessment portal is open to all homeowners and businesses within Jefferson County that sustained damages.

The data collected through the damage assessment portal helps determine if the County meets the FEMA eligibility threshold to apply for federal assistance and provides information on the impacts of the storm.

Residents and businesses can submit a damage reporting form through October 18th, 2021. The form can be accessed by going to and clicking the button on the webpage to complete the form.

Residents are reminded that this is not a substitute for submitting through insurance and that submission does not is any way guarantee federal, state or local reimbursement or financial assistance.