Tuscaloosa kicks off week of events for April 27th

(WIAT-CBS42 Sebastian Posey)

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — Monday night, the city of Tuscaloosa will kick off a week’s worth of programs commemorating the 3rd anniversary of the April 27 tornado, a storm that destroyed 12 percent of the city and cost 7,000 people their jobs.  City officials say the daily events leading up to this Sunday are focused on how the city is moving forward and building back.

The city’s first event is a Recovery Programs Open House at the new Richard Curry Environmental Services Facility.

The public is invited out to learn how they can still benefit from loan programs being offered as a result of the tornado.  Those programs include homebuyer’s assistance and two programs for businesses.

The open house begins at 5:30 and goes through 7:00 p.m.

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