Flood Event Oct 6-7, 2021

On October 6-7, 2021, Hoover and surrounding region experienced unprecedented rainfall that resulted in widespread flooding and flash flooding. This webpage will communicate the latest news and information related to the flood recovery efforts connected to the storm.

Additionally, staff will provide a recovery effort progress report at each Council meeting.The reports will be posted on our website prior to Council meetings. Council meetings are held on the first and third Monday of each month at 6:00 pm at Hoover City Hall. You may review past reports by clicking here.

Beginning November 10, 2021, you may see contract drainage assessment crews in your area. They are working to collect information needed to assess public infrastructure. These crews may request access to your yard, but will NOT enter your homes or structures. This assessment is expected to take approximately 2 weeks. If you have any questions about this assessment, please contact us at flooding@hooveralabama.gov or call 205-739-6888.

Recovery steps you can take:

  • If you have not done so, file a claim with your property insurance carrier.
  • Contact 211 (United Way) for local assistance.
  • Document damage with photos and make lists of damaged items.
  • Document work estimates, expenses, receipts, work completed, etc.
  • Make sure any work is completed by contractors who are licensed, bonded and insured. Information is available through the Alabama Licensing Board for General Contractors. For information on building permits, click here or contact our Inspections Department at 205-444-7522.

At this time, all local EMA agencies are working with the State of Alabama and the Federal government (FEMA) to assess the impact to the region. We do not yet know what federal assistance may be forthcoming to individual property owners. We will update this page and all of our social media channels as we learn more.