Birmingham, Hoover sends workers and equipment to Selma to help with storm cleanup

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) – After the town of Selma suffered heavy damage during Thursday’s severe weather outbreak, Birmingham and Hoover are sending in help to help clean up.

In total, the two cities will send 24 public works employees on Saturday.

“Our thoughts are with our friends in Selma. We are providing assistance and will continue to meet their needs as we learn more,” said Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato. “We deeply appreciate the City of Birmingham and Jefferson County Emergency Management in this effort.Our prayers are with Selma and all affected areas of Alabama.

Hoover will send 10 employees to Selma with generators, tents, cots, compact loaders and a crane truck. The Birmingham employees, 14 in total, will bring in heavy equipment including a loader truck, dump trucks and a tanker.

“When the mayor of Selma called for help, we didn’t hesitate to put together a team to help them if needed,” said Mayor Randall L. Woodfin. “Our DPW team combined with a team from the City of Hoover is ready to help the people of Selma start the road to recovery. I want to thank Mayor Frank Brocato for his heart and leadership in helping provide this answer. We offer our prayers and support to all communities affected by Thursday’s storms. »

Both crews will work to remove large debris from the roads starting Saturday morning.

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