On April 17, President Donald Trump gave Alabama a Major Disaster Declaration, which aims to help push federal funding into the state following the natural disasters it has faced since February.
Following the president’s decision, Gov. Kay Ivey released a statement in response to the funding.
“The state of Alabama is far too familiar with the often unpredictable, damaging effects of severe weather,” Ivey said. “In recent months, our state has endured a variety of storm systems, including immense and historic flooding in North Alabama.”
The floods, tornados and other severe weather that occurred between Feb. 19 and March 20 have caused enough damage for the president to establish the declaration.
“Alabama is very grateful and pleased to welcome this news,” Ivey said. “President Trump always stands ready to help Alabama, and I’m grateful for his hand in this recovery process. We can now fully be on the road to recovery because of the assistance of President Trump.”