President Trump approves disaster declaration for 18 counties

President Trump approves disaster declaration for 18 counties
Multiple Alabama counties will get federal aid as part of a disaster declaration approved Thursday by President Trump. (Source: WSFA 12 News file photo)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Alabama to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms and flooding from Feb. 5 to March 6.

Federal funding also is available to state, tribal and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe storms and flooding in Butler, Chambers, Choctaw, Colbert, Covington, Crenshaw, Cullman, Dallas, Fayette, Greene, Lamar, Limestone, Macon, Marion, Perry, Randolph, Tuscaloosa and Wilcox counties.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

Application procedures for state, tribal, and local governments will be explained at a series of applicant briefings with locations to be announced in the affected area by recovery officials. Approved public repair projects are paid through the state from funding provided by FEMA and other participating federal agencies.

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