Perkins reacts to Biden’s amending the Alabama Disaster Declaration to 100 percent
Published 10:48 pm Thursday, February 9, 2023
Selma Mayor James Perkins said he’s grateful for President Joe Biden amending the Alabama Disaster Declaration to 100 percent of the total eligible costs for a 30- day period of the State’s choosing within the first 120 days of the incident period.
“I want to thank the President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Congresswoman Terri Sewell, Coach Tommy Tuberville, Senator Katie Britt and Governor Kay Ivey for working together with the City of Selma, Dallas County and the entire tornado destruction area to achieve the 100% reimbursement declaration. This is truly a blessing for Selma. Thank you and I thank God for ‘favor’,” Perkins said.
“Citizens of Selma, I know it has been tough to wait. But my insistence that we wait is paying enormous dividends to our community. Now we can manage debris removal, continue day-to-day operations, and focus on development without threatening the financial stability of our community. Despite pressures to move prematurely, this decision was/is the best decision that we could have possibly made for Selma. Thank for your patience. Together, let’s move forward.”