With the EF-2 and EF-3 tornado damage in surrounding areas, FEMA announced assistance for Coosa County.
According to a press release, FEMA assistance eligibility was declared for Coosa County on Jan. 20. Elmore and Hale County were also included for eligibility.
The FEMA assistance is for individual assistance, which can aid with temporary housing, basic home repairs and uninsured disaster-related needs.
According to their website, the individual will need photos of the damage and a list of damaged or lost items as a part of the application process.
Individuals can apply at www.disasterassistance.gov, the FEMA app or by calling 800-621-3362.
The Alabama Association for Justice (ALAJ) has also created “Lawyers Care,” which aims to assist storm survivors with filing insurance claims and FEMA paperwork. Through this program, attorneys will be offering the service for free with English-speaking and Spanish-speaking attorneys available.
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“Our hearts go out to everyone impacted by these storms,” ALAJ President Erik Heninger said. “In addition to our thoughts and prayers, we wanted to offer our time to help those during the recovery process.”
According to the National Weather Service’s (NWS) report, the storm began near U.S. 82 in Autauga County and the tornado strengthened near Old Kingston community on Jan. 12.
The path of the tornado went north of Equality — crossing over Highway 9. On the NWS map, there were reports of uprooted trees, roof damage and snapped tree trunks in Coosa County.
For more information regarding Alabama disaster recovery, individuals can visit fema.gov/disaster/4684.