Trump declares Sally a major disaster for 3 Alabama counties

Sep 21, 2020


Credit APR's Lynn Oldshue

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.