WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has declared a major disaster in three Alabama counties battered by Hurricane Sally.
Storm surge and torrential rains swamped Mobile, Baldwin and Escambia Counties when slow-moving Sally made landfall Wednesday on Alabama's Gulf Coast. Two deaths in Alabama were linked to the storm — one drowning and another that occurred during the cleanup.
Trump's declaration makes federal funding available to help people pay for temporary housing, home repairs and low-cost loans to cover uninsured losses. Federal funds can also help state and local governments pay for emergency measures taken to protect residents in those three counties.