Ala. Governor to Receive Tornado Recovery Funds

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

CORDOVA, Ala. (AP) -- Officials from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will present Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley with a check for $49 million to be used to help Alabama communities rebuild from damage caused by the April 27, 2011 tornadoes.

The governor's press secretary Jennifer Ardis said the money would be administered through the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs. The governor will be presented the check at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Long Memorial United Methodist Church in Cordova, one of the Alabama communities hard hit by the storms.

ADECA spokesman Jim Plott said the money would be distributed to communities using various factors including the number of applicants and the needs of the communities.

The governor is encouraging communities to use some of the funding to help with housing.

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