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Sun October 28, 2012

Ala Waiting on Millions in FEMA Twister Payments

Alabama is still waiting on more than $70 million in payments from the Federal Emergency Management Agency linked to the deadly tornado outbreak of April 27, 2011.

Homes in this Hillcrest neighborhood in Tuscaloosa, AL are among the thousands lost in the April 2011 outbreak in Alabama.
Homes in this Hillcrest neighborhood in Tuscaloosa, AL are among the thousands lost in the April 2011 outbreak in Alabama.
Credit Maggie Martin/APR News

Art Faulkner, director of the Alabama Emergency Management Agency, says the state already has received $112 million from FEMA.

The state is eligible for and expecting $185 million in all. But Faulkner says the payment process can take a while on larger projects, such as replacing the four schools that were destroyed by twisters.

Faulkner says more payments are coming.

Different areas are expecting payments of different amounts. In Madison County, officials say they've received $1.2 million and are due $2.5 million in all.

Bill Sizemore of the Madison County Emergency Management Agency says the "whole state" is still waiting for payments.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.