23 Feb Rep. Sewell, others provide Dallas County disaster recovery update
SELMA, Ala. (WSFA) – U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell and Dallas County officials held a news conference Tuesday morning to update residents about recent disaster relief and recovery efforts following the Jan. 12th storms.
In the weeks following the tornado, the Federal Emergency Management Agency agreed to cover 75% of the cleanup, with the remaining being covered by the city. Unfortunately, even with the split, the city was not able to afford to pay for all the cleanup.
Congresswoman Terri Sewell and other Alabama lawmakers then asked President Joe Biden to agree to cover 100% of the cleanup.
“After all, many of our municipalities simply can’t afford the local match. President Biden heard our cry, just as he did very quickly in declaring a disaster declaration, we heard that He has given us the 100% for public assistance,” Sewell said Tuesday.