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Ala. Receiving $120 Million in Tornado Assistance

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama is getting nearly $120 million in federal assistance to help with recovery from the deadly tornadoes in April 2011.

Gov. Robert Bentley announced Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will provide the state government with $49.2 million to distribute to recovery projects. Tuscaloosa will get $43.9 million, Birmingham $17.5 million, and Jefferson County $9.1 million.

Bentley says the new funding will help several areas of the state that are still suffering long-term effects from the storms.

HUD will develop guidelines on how the new allocations can be used. The $119.7 million is in addition to nearly $56 million that HUD allocated to Alabama in January 2012.


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