Selma residents seek help after floods - WSFA.com: News Weather and Sports for Montgomery, AL.

Selma residents seek help after floods

Posted: Updated:
  • More newsMore>>

  • SKorean president: Ferry crew actions 'murderous'

    SKorean president: Ferry crew actions 'murderous'

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:53 AM EDT2014-04-21 09:53:20 GMT
    South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Monday that the captain and some crew members of the sunken ferry committed "unforgivable, murderous acts" in the disaster, which left more than 300 people dead or missing.More >>
    South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Monday that the captain and some crew members of the sunken ferry committed "unforgivable, murderous behavior," while criticism of her own government's handling of the disaster...More >>
  • Why are Americans obsessed with missing plane?

    Why are Americans obsessed with missing plane?

    Monday, April 21 2014 4:13 AM EDT2014-04-21 08:13:40 GMT
    From the disappearances of aviator Amelia Earhart to labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa, there's just something about a good mystery that Americans find too tantalizing to resist. Perhaps that's why the saga of...More >>
    From the disappearances of aviator Amelia Earhart to labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa, there's just something about a good mystery that Americans find too tantalizing to resist. Perhaps that's why the saga of missing...More >>
  • After bombs, Boston Marathon under tight security

    After bombs, Boston Marathon under tight security

    Monday, April 21 2014 3:06 AM EDT2014-04-21 07:06:47 GMT
    For years, state and local officials have conducted a "tabletop exercise" before the Boston Marathon, a meeting that allows them to study a map of the 26.2-mile course from Hopkinton to Boston's Copley Square...More >>
    For years, state and local officials have conducted a "tabletop exercise" before the Boston Marathon, a meeting that allows them to study a map of the 26.2-mile course from Hopkinton to Boston's Copley Square and plan...More >>
SELMA, AL (WSFA) -

Storm victims in Dallas County are meeting to try and secure financial assistance from the federal government. They say they need help cleaning up from flash floods in the wake of Hurricane Isaac.

Officials scheduled two meetings today for residents to report their damage to the Dallas County EMA.

Carletta Jones knows the more pictures she has of her home, the better. "Here is a side view of the cable boxes hanging from the power lines," she shows the camera.  

Selma city leaders say photos of flood damage help FEMA officials understand the depth of destruction some residents experienced when heavy rain flooded parts of the city. "It's a better chance that you are receiving assistance and that you are telling the truth."

The State EMA has to complete damage assessments in that area before any federal assistance could be considered.  The State EMA is working with the Dallas County EMA office to do the assessment.

An Dallas County EMA official believes if everyone who suffered damage comes forward they'll qualify for assistance. Jones hopes that's true as she waits for relief. "I just hope that they're able to give us some help."

Mayor Evans contacted Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange knowing the capital city has experience in requesting disaster assistance for the flooding that happened back in 2009.

Today, Montgomery General Services Director Steve Jones was in Selma to help residents understand how important it is to report their home damage.

Mayor Evans says if you can't make it out Wednesday night, don't worry. You can call City Hall or the Dallas County EMA Thursday, and they will write down your information.

Copyright 2012  WSFA 12 News.  All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow