Congressional delegation backs aid for Alabama

Melissa Kim
Melissa Kim

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama’s congressional delegation has written a letter to the president supporting the governor’s request for an emergency declaration for Alabama.

Gov. Robert Bentley is seeking the declaration for severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that hit the state this week.

The letter from the congressional delegation urges approval of federal financial support for debris removal and emergency protective measures.

Bentley’s request noted that at least 19 counties suffered damage and three people died in the severe weather.

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