New­ton res­i­dents re­ceive $2,300 in disas­ter as­sis­tance

The Covington News - - Business -

New­ton County res­i­dents re­ceived $2,300 in disas­ter as­sis­tance fol­low­ing the county be­ing de­clared a ma­jor disas­ter area on April 29.

New­ton was one of the least af­fected coun­ties by April’s storm and tor­na­does, but 25 res­i­dents ap­plied for as­sis­tance from the Fed­eral Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency.

Car­toosa and Dade coun­ties were the hard­est hit, with a com­bined 1,864 res­i­dents re­ceiv­ing $1.78 mil­lion.

The money paid for tem­po­rary rental as­sis­tance, home re­pair costs and as­sis­tance to­ward re­plac­ing de­stroyed homes.

New­born was the lo­cal town hard­est hit by the April 28 tor­nado, which had 105 mph winds. The town sus­tained $125,000 in cleanup costs. The town re­ceived ad­di­tional fed­eral monies to re­im­burse some of those ex­penses.

A to­tal of nearly $15 mil­lion in fed­eral disas­ter as­sis­tance was given to res­i­dents, busi­nesses and gov­ern­ments.

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