Gov. Kay Ivey, Other Leaders Tour Tornado Damage in Dallas and Autauga Counties

Gov. Kay Ivey and other leaders took time Friday to see tornado damage in Dallas and Autauga Counties by air and on the ground.

The storm left widespread devastation in Selma on Thursday before the tornado touched down again in the Old Kingston area of Autauga County, where it killed seven people.

At both stops, the governor met with residents to hear their stories.

Joining  the governor was Alabama Emergency Management Agency Director Jeff Smitherman, as well as U.S. Sen. Katie Boyd Britt.

U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell surveyed the storm damage in Selma, which is her hometown. Sewell spent part of her day with Selma Mayor James Perkins, Jr., and the Alabama National Guard in a Black Hawk helicopter to take an aerial tour of the damage.

“While the destruction impacting Selma and the Black Belt is widespread, our community is nothing if not strong and resilient. I’m confident that with the close coordination of federal, state and local partners, we will be able to secure the necessary resources to build our community back better and stronger than before,” she said.

 

 

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