Federal disaster aid given to the state after the tornado outbreak that began on April 28, 2014 has now topped 40 million dollars according to FEMA. 16.5 million dollars has been approved for housing assistance grants. 15.4 million has been approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration for low-interest loans to eligible homeowners, renters and businesses.
4.4 million will be used for public assistance programs and of that amount - 1.4 million is set aside for debris removal alone.
During this process 15,951 damaged homes and properties have been inspected.
LA GRANGE, GA -- Sad news has shocked the sports community in the state of Alabama. Former Auburn tight end Phillip Lutzenkirchen passed away early Sunday morning from a sigle car accident. The crash occured near La Grange, Georgia at approximately 3 a.m. Georgia State Police say Lutzenkirchen was ejected from the SUV when it overturned several times after the driver ran a stop sign and lost control of the vehicle. ...Read more
COBB COUNTY, GA -- New court documents released Sunday say Leanna Harris, Cooper Harris' mother, also used the internet to research how long it took children to die in hot vehicles. Twenty Two month old Cooper Harris was found dead June 18 in a hot car, after his father says he forgot to drop the child off at daycare. On Saturday, the Harris family laid Cooper to rest at a funeral in Tuscaloosa. Ross Harris, who is currently charged with murder and second-degree child cruelty, called into his son's funeral. He apologized that he could not be there, and sobbed will he spoke to the crowd. ...Read more
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