Legal help for storm victims

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama State Bar says a disaster legal helpline has been set up to aid people in Alabama counties declared disaster areas because of tornado damage.

The helpline number is 1-800-354-6154.

State Bar President Alyce Spruell says volunteer lawyers will be available to staff walk-in disaster legal clinics starting May 23 and will assist people at disaster recovery centers operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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