Mo Brooks holds meetings with tornado victims

TANNER, AL (WAFF) - Congressman Mo Brooks visited four North Alabama towns Saturday to talk to residents about tornado disaster relief. People received critical information regarding federal assistance from agencies like FEMA, Red Cross, and the Small Business Association.

Representatives stressed that people get their applications in before the deadline.

Agents are working to get to those applications within ten days.

Also addressed was how small business owners can qualify for assistance if their business was destroyed. People who are out of work because of the tornado can apply for disaster unemployment compensation assistance.

For Limestone County residents, the Department of Human Resources in Athens will allow people to apply for food stamps. The department is also planning to open their offices up to anyone who needs to use the internet to sign up for federal assistance.

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