Governor Robert Bentley visited east Alabama Monday touring more tornado damaged parts of the state.
He made stops in Ohatchee, Silver Lakes and Webster’s Chapel. The governor met with volunteers and officials from two counties and said the state will try to pay for debris removal not covered by federal assistance.
Bentley said he told President Obama last week that residents might be reluctant to seek federal help for two reasons.
“One is, they're going to go to work without the federal government's help, and number two is, they think that somebody else deserves it more than they do,” Bentley said.
The governor hopes the federal government will eventually pay for all of the debris removal and says negotiations are moving in that direction.
He also reminded Calhoun County residents that FEMA has set up a center in Ohatchee City Hall and they need to contact them and register with them for assistance.