January 12th tornado

U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell hosts disaster relief update in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Congresswoman Terri Sewell hosted a disaster relief update in Selma to discuss the ongoing recovery efforts in the city. The city of Selma has come a long way since January 12th. But it still has a long way to go — on the road to recovery. The January 12th tornado — left a 23 mile…

Selma historic district slowly recovers from tornado

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The historic district in Selma is one of the biggest in the country. Dozens of buildings located in the district were damaged — by the January 12th tornado. And many still have a long way to go — on the road to recovery. Built in 1853 — Sturdivant Hall is an iconic piece of Selma’s…

Selma Continues to Recover 3 Months After the Tornado

From the West Alabama Newsroom– People in Selma continue to recover from a tornado — that ripped through the city three months ago — and destroyed a third of the city. Although progress has been made in the recovery effort — there’s still a long way to go — before things are back to normal. Three months ago — a…

SBA Now Focused on Effort to Stimulate Selma Economy

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Federal agencies continue to provide resources in Selma — to help the city bounce back from the devastation caused by the January 12th tornado. The Small Business Administration hosted a Small Business Community Forum at Wallace Community College Selma Tuesday. The event brought businesses and resources to help them together under one roof. Kem Fleming…

Non-Profit to Help Bring Affordable Housing to Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Selma City leaders are partnering with a New York city non-profit to try and bring more affordable housing to the city. The community is still recovering from the devastating January 12th tornado that destroyed a third of the city. “Even before the tornado there was a housing shortage in our community. So, the tornado January…

Congresswoman Provides Disaster Recovery Update

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Congresswoman Terri Sewell held a disaster recovery relief update — Tuesday at Selma City Hall. Sewell is working with FEMA — along with state and local officials — to coordinate an effective disaster response. An EF-2 tornado devastated her hometown city of Selma on January 12th. “I have made it my mission to ensure that…

Volunteer Organizations Lead Recovery Efforts in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The recovery effort continues in Selma. It’s an effort that’s been lead in large part — by volunteer organizations — like Team Rubicon. Team Rubicon is a volunteer disaster response organization that has come to Selma — to help tornado victims clean-up their property — and repair their homes — at no charge. “Team Rubicon…

Amended Disaster Declaration Helps Clean Up Efforts

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The effort to clean-up after the January 12th tornado — just got a big boost from the federal government. Congresswoman Terri Sewell announced that her request for 100% reimbursement for debris removal — has been granted by President Biden. Percy Marsh of Selma is still picking up the pieces — nearly a month after an…