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Sewell to host disaster relief update, press conference with local officials

There is an ongoing federal, state, and local partnership to recover from the Jan. 12 storms.

Governor Kay Ivey was joined by Alabama Senator Katie Britt as she toured the Tornado damage in Selma and Atauga County Friday January 13, 2023 in Selma, Ala. Governor's Office/Hal Yeager

Today, Tuesday, February 14, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, AL-07, will host a Disaster Relief Update at 9 a.m. to provide the Selma City Council, Selma Mayor, and local Dallas County elected officials with an update on recent developments regarding disaster relief and recovery efforts. Officials will have the opportunity to ask any questions and provide clarity on the recent developments regarding disaster relief efforts. Following the update, at 10:30 a.m. CT, Rep. Sewell will host a press conference with the Dallas County EMA Director, Selma City Council President, and a representative from the Office of the Mayor. 

Today’s update by the Congresswoman is the latest in an ongoing federal, state, and local partnership to recover and rebuild in Alabama’s 7th Congressional District following the January 12th storms. On January 26, Rep. Sewell led the Alabama Congressional Delegation in a letter urging President Biden to increase the federal cost share for the FEMA Public Assistance program for debris removal and emergency protective measures to 100 percent. This request was granted by President Biden on Thursday, February 9.

The update will take place at Selma City Hall at 222 Broad St. Selma, AL 36701.

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