4 Alabama counties get disaster status

WASHINGTON (AP) -Four Alabama counties have been given federal disaster status as a result of severe storms, tornadoes, flooding, and straight-line winds during the period of May 6-8.

President Barack Obama declared a federal disaster on Wednesday for Autauga, Bullock, Elmore, and Montgomery counties.

The declaration makes federal funds available for repair and replacement of facilities damaged by the storms.

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