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State Gets Millions to Repair Homes

By Alabama Public Radio

Mobile, AL – Alabama will get a share of 40 million dollars raised for hurricane relief efforts. Former Presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton have been raising money for Gulf Coast recovery efforts. Alabama will get three-point-two million dollars to buy materials to rebuild homes across south Alabama. Governor Riley's spokesman, Jeff Emerson, says that money will be added to the three million dollars already in the governor's Emergency Relief Fund. That money will be administered by committees established in Mobile, Baldwin, Washington and Clarke counties. Emerson says each committee is expected to direct the funds toward rebuilding homes. Of the 40 million dollar split, Louisiana will get more than 24 million and Mississippi will get more than 12 million.

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