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Jobless aid available to people affected by March storms

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The state says workers left jobless because of severe weather in three north Alabama counties may qualify for unemployment benefits.

The Department of Labor says people could receive the assistance if they're without work because of the storms that hit Calhoun, Cullman and Etowah counties on March 19 and 20.

Tornadoes and strong winds pummeled cities including Jacksonville, affecting homes, businesses and Jacksonville State University.

The state says workers can apply for assistance under the disaster area approved by President Donald Trump last month.

The deadline to file claims is May 29. Claims can be filed through the Labor Department's website or by calling 1-866-234-5382.

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