Colbert County flood victims await funds from Trump’s Alabama disaster declaration

President Trump signed a disaster declaration for Alabama that will help cities and counties rebuild after February’s flooding.

Colbert County flood victims await funds from Trump’s Alabama disaster declaration

COLBERT COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - This week, President Donald Trump signed a disaster declaration for Alabama that will help cities and counties rebuild after February’s flooding.

But will help be available for individuals impacted by flooding?

Colbert County flood victims felt a sense of relief once hearing the news Trump signed the disaster declaration.

However, it's still a mystery if the homes damaged by February's severe weather will be seeing any money.

“At first, I was excited because I thought it meant we were getting assistance but once I read it’s more for public places parks, churches and public places that suffered damage,” said Paula Young.

Flood victims say they are scrapping by to get repairs done but it hasn't been easy.

“People in Nathan Estates have suffered and all over Colbert County and across the Northwest region, so I hope something comes through for all of us,” said Young.

Right now, Colbert County and Franklin County EMA’s are trying to find out if damages to homes will be added to the list to receive government assistance. We will keep you updated with the latest information.

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