From the Office of U.S. Congressman Mo Brooks
Washington, D.C. – Members of Alabama’s congressional delegation are supporting Governor Robert Bentley’s request for a federal disaster declaration in the wake of the last week’s tornadoes and storms.
The entire delegation today sent a letter to President Obama seeking an expedited disaster declaration under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to permit the use of federal resources for response efforts.
“The Alabama Emergency Management Agency has provided us with the details of the extensive property damage, numerous injuries, and deaths. The Governor has also communicated to us that the severity and magnitude is beyond the capabilities of the State and affected local governments. As you know, Alabama was struck by a series of tornadoes that were among the worst in the state’s history in April and these most recent storms have only caused further strain on state and local resources,” the letter stated.
Rep. Mo Brooks (AL-05) said, “Last April, our state faced a series of terrible tragedies and our citizens worked together to rebuild our homes and communities. Once again, the entire Alabama Delegation and many Alabamians are uniting to help people across the state who have been affected by these disasters.”