Cordova claims FEMA slowing up money for recovery

Cordova claims FEMA slowing up money for recovery

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Destruction in Cordova was extensive after the April 27th tornadoes. Destruction in Cordova was extensive after the April 27th tornadoes.
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

Officials in Cordova say money to demolish buildings damaged by the April 27th tornadoes is still held up in red tape.

When residents look across the state and see that towns like Tuscaloosa and Hackleburg are much further along, they can't help but wonder why.

Mayor Drew Gilbert says FEMA is looking for detailed explanations and documentation and slowing down the process.

FEMA officials say they are only doing their job in Cordova, covering all the details before giving money to tear down damaged buildings.

FEMA also says that one reason documentation is taking so long is because there are several historically significant buildings in Cordova and they must consider all preservation laws before funding demolitions.

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