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Ala. seeks more fed. storm assistance

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

Governor Robert Bentley's office is requesting additional assistance from the federal government for three counties hit during the tornados of January 22.

The formal request asks FEMA to okay the Public Assistance Grant Program to help Jefferson, Chilton and Perry counties.

"Recovering from these storms is a long-term process," Governor Bentley said.  "I am hopeful the federal government will take into consideration the financial needs of the individual municipalities and other local governments that have worked diligently to repair damage and clear debris in the wake of the storms."

The governor's office said in a statement that assessments have shown governments at all levels have collectively incurred millions of dollars in combined costs for expenses for things like debris removal and infrastructure damage.

Storm survivors seeking individual assistance for losses to personal property can apply by calling FEMA's toll-free registration number, 800-621-FEMA (3362).

 The hearing or speech impaired can use the TTY line at 800-462-7585. Registration lines are available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., local time.  An application may also be completed online at www.disasterassistance.gov.

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