Birmingham News: Alabama tornado victims might face $1.2 billion in unmet needs
by AnnistonStar
 Around the State
Dec 30, 2011 | 1556 views |  0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
After FEMA grants are paid out, after insurance checks are cashed and the immediate aid is gone, people hit by Alabama's devastating April tornadoes are facing about $1.2 billion worth of unmet long-term needs, a disaster expert predicts.

So far, three of the biggest private groups collecting money for long-term recovery have raised about $12 million -- only about 1 percent of what would be needed to cover those individuals' unmet recovery needs.

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