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Rep. Sewell promises to coordinate federal response to tornado damage in Black Belt

“I am devastated and heartbroken by the tornado damage in my hometown of Selma and throughout the Black Belt,” Sewell said.

Tornado damage at the Crosspoint Christian Daycare Center in Selma, Alabama. Amanda McCloud/Twitter

Congresswoman Terri Sewell, D-Alabama, released the following statement regarding the tornado damage impacting Selma, Alabama, and the Black Belt:

“I am devastated and heartbroken by the tornado damage in my hometown of Selma and throughout the Black Belt. My office has already begun coordinating a federal response. I have spoken with the White House, FEMA, and the Small Business Administration as well as state and local officials including Alabama EMA about securing disaster assistance and expediting all available resources. I will be arriving in Selma tonight to survey the damage myself and assist with recovery efforts.

“I am keeping my constituents and all those affected in my prayers. The people of the Black Belt are strong, and we will get through this together!”

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