Ala. to Receive Disaster Aid for 2002 Storms

May 19, 2004

Alabama Gov. Bob Riley announced more than $1.2 million dollars in disaster aid has been approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the City of Carbon Hill for infrastructure cost caused by severe storms and tornadoes in November 2002.

“These needed funds will help Carbon Hill recover from the devastating storms that did so much damage,” said Riley. “I appreciate the continued support our local communities receive from our federal partners in helping disaster victims recover from the hardship caused by severe weather.”

The Alabama Emergency Management Agency administers disaster assistance programs in federally declared counties. “This approval was made possible through a combined federal, state and local effort that involved inspections and re-inspections that resulted in finding additional projects that qualified for disaster aid,” said Bruce Baughman, AEMA director. “We’re continuing to work with other federal declared counties to provide disaster funding.”

The majority of these disaster assistance funds are to help Carbon Hill recover from the cost involved in debris removal projects following the severe storms and tornadoes.

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