Rebuilding Selma takes time; Dallas County EMA assisting with FEMA applications, shelters and volunteer reception center.
The city of Selma, Alabama is still in the process of rebuilding after a devastating tornado hit on January 12th. The Dallas County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) is doing all it can to support the community in this difficult time. EMA Director Toya Stiles is encouraging everyone to apply for FEMA assistance and has set up multiple public locations where people can do this. Selma High School, Ebenezer Church, and Church Street United Methodist Church are all open from 9am to 4pm to help people apply. Volunteers are also being taken care of, with Church Street United Methodist Church still open to serve as a volunteer reception center.
So far, 251 applications have been approved for FEMA assistance in Alabama and the EMA is encouraging people to take advantage of this. If anyone needs help applying for FEMA assistance, they can call 1-800-621-3362. The EMA is also working with local businesses and homeowners to clear debris and help them rebuild.
The people of Selma are resilient and have come together to help each other in this time of need. Volunteers have been coming from all over the country to help with the rebuilding process. The EMA is doing its best to support the community and make sure everyone is taken care of. They are helping people apply for FEMA assistance, providing shelters, clearing debris, and connecting volunteers with those in need. The people of Selma are grateful for the help they have been receiving and are looking forward to rebuilding their city.