Bulletin 2020-095 Alabama Hurricane Sally (DR-4563-AL) - Update

Major Disaster Declaration pertaining to Hurricane Sally in Alabama

On September 20, 2020, FEMA announced a Major Disaster Declaration pertaining to Hurricane Sally in Alabama, with an incident date of September 14, 2020. No incident end date has been declared at this time. Announcement 2020-109 addressed the pause in loan purchases.


Effective immediately, NewRez will resume purchases of loans in the three (3) counties below that have been identified and designated for Individual Assistance from FEMA.


  • Baldwin
  • Escambia
  • Mobile


Since there is no end date to the disaster, the inspection requirements will be based on the date the counties were identified for Individual Assistance, which is September 14, 2020.


If the effective date of the appraisal or appraisal alternative was on or prior to September 14, 2020, an inspection is required in accordance with Chapter 15, Disaster Policy, prior to loan purchase.


As with all disasters, the affected areas are not definitively confirmed until FEMA formally designates such areas, which occurs following the completion of the incident and an assessment of the damage. As a result, we will continue to monitor FEMA announcements for impacted areas in order to update any additional impacted counties.