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Tornado creates worries in bankrupt Ala. county

Tornado creates new worries in bankrupt Alabama county; residents wonder about recovery By The Associated Press

CENTER POINT, Ala. (AP) ' Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has toured areas devastated by tornadoes, including a county that declared bankruptcy last year.

Residents in Jefferson County, which filed the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history in November, are wondering how the county will rebuild a school damaged by the storms and pay for other services.

The governor says the state will do everything it can to help Jefferson County, but he wasn't specific about what relief may be coming. Emergency management officials say the answer may be a combination of federal and state dollars.

At least two tornadoes hit the state early Monday. Two people were killed and more than 100 were injured. Some 200 homes were destroyed.

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