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DHR working with state, federal agencies to provide aid

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP)_The Alabama Department of Human Resources is working with federal and state agencies to provide aid to victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Commissioner Page Walley said the department issued September food stamp benefits early to current recipients in Mobile, Baldwin, Clarke, Choctaw Sumter and Washington counties.

The waiver will be in effect through October 31st.

Walley also said DHR will accept applications for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families from hurricane refugees who indicate that they plan to remain in Alabama.

Department employees have provided staffing for Red Cross shelters as well as county and privately operated shelters. The agency's community partners are working with DHR to offer aid to storm refugees.

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