Birmingham mayor thanks media, departments for work during storm


Birmingham Mayor William Bell thanked members of the media, including ABC 33/40, Tuesday for the coverage we provided during last week's storm.He also thanked the heroes, including the city's Police, Fire and Public Works departments. Birmingham fire chief Ivor Brooks is leading an evaluation of the city-wide emergency response activation plan. Brooks believes increased funding will be a major part of the talks."I {}will be asking for things and I'm sure other department heads will but that's all in the budget process," Brooks said.City leaders also talked about the possibility of establishing a city-wide mobile text messaging system that would alert citizens of emergencies.