By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Monday brought more rain to the State of Alabama and more locally heavy flash flooding.
Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) said on Monday afternoon that 32 counties still had roads closed.
The Governor said that in, “Situations like these we, as elected officials, have to work together to provide for the needs of our residents who have lost so much.”
State Senator Paul Bussman (R-Cullman) said on Monday, “I have just finished 2 meetings regarding the flooding and tornado issues, one with State EMA director Art Faulkner and a conference call with Gov. Bentley. Fortunately, from the many natural disasters over the last few years, the system has ramped up very quickly. Life safety issues have had the most attention over the last few days. That portion is ramping down. Now, as the water recedes, property damage is being evaluated. This includes roads washed out, bridges damaged or destroyed and infrastructure damage to water systems, etc. Your local officials, mayors, county commissioners are working extremely hard to assess the damage and in many cases temporarily fixing the damage. Property owners need to document damage to homes, etc with pictures and then report that damage to the Red Cross or the local EMA so an assessment can be made of that damage. All of the damage estimates will be combined to determine what sources of aid are available. We will continue to stay on top of the problem and I want to thank all of those who have helped thus far. Again, we have seen neighbors helping neighbors. It is an honor to represent you.”