Political bickering slows Alabama recovery

Ruins remain amid slow recovery in city of Tuscaloosa, more than five months after devastating tornadoes.



    Political bickering in the US state of Alabama is being blamed for slowing down clean-up efforts in a city devastated by tornadoes.

    The city of Tuscaloosa was hit in April, with winds in excess of 300 kilometres an hour, ravaging entire communities and leaving many in desperate need of help.

    Five months later, large parts of Tuscaloosa remain in ruins.

    In the meantime, there is a growing sense of frustration among residents that while politicians in Washington argue over emergency funding, some tornado victims are not getting the help they need.

    Al Jazeera's Andy Gallacher reports from Tuscaloosa.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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