Jun 04 2003

SHELBY ANNOUNCES CHEROKEE COUNTY WILL RECEIVE $973,420

U. S. Sen. Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala.) announced today that Cherokee County will receive $973,420 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to pay for debris removal. The debris included trees, limbs, stumps and other material strewn about public property countywide, in the aftermath of last November's severe storms and tornadoes.

Sen. Shelby said, “I applaud FEMA for reimbursing Cherokee County for the work they did to clean up their community following the storms last November. When treacherous storms hit towns across the country, it is important that communities can count on FEMA to assist them when necessary.”

The FEMA public assistance program makes available funds to state and local governments and certain non-profit agencies that provide essential services for reimbursement of disaster-related damages.

In total, FEMA has approved $1,297,894 for federal, state and local governments to pay for debris removal in Cherokee County.