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August 30th, 2011
05:12 PM ET

Governor Bentley: FEMA not neglecting Alabama

Alabama governor Robert Bentley joins Brooke to talk about FEMA's coverage of disaster aid in his state.  The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Tuesday that it would freeze aid to part of the country that are recovering from recent tornados, drought, flooding, and wildfires.  Similar restrictions have been enacted when the disaster relief funds have dropped below $1 billion.  Following Hurricane Irene's barrage of the east coast over the past weekend, the fund currently stands at $800 million.  FEMA has announced that other long-term projects, including Alabama's recovery from deadly tornadoes back in April, will be put on hold for the time being in favor of those with immediate need.  Bentley says that he has no problems with how FEMA has handled the distribution of federal aid since tornadoes ravaged parts of his state in April, and that FEMA has done 'everything that (he) asked them to do'.

Later, Brooke asks the governor about a federal judge's decision to block his state's immigration law, which he had previously touted as the toughest law of its kind in the nation.

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  1. paul

    ask your party for more money

    August 31, 2011 at 9:33 pm |
  2. Dan

    There are areas around Brewton and across the state line in FL that are STILL waiting for help post-Ivan.

    Guess they'll have to wait even longer thanks to the self-serving politicians. Who, by the way, are enjoying a roof over their heads every night.

    September 26, 2011 at 11:07 am |

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