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      Governor requesting more storm aid

      Governor Robert Bentley is seeking federal assistance for five more Alabama counties that suffered damage from severe weather last week.{}{}{}{}Bentley says his administration submitted an application to the president on Tuesday for individual disaster assistance in DeKalb, Etowah, Blount, Tuscaloosa and Mobile counties.{}{}{}{}The state is already receiving federal assistance for Limestone, Jefferson, Lee and Baldwin counties for the tornadoes and flooding that hit the state last week and claimed five lives.{}{}{}{}Bentley says the application for the five new counties was submitted after the first four counties because it took time to complete damage assessments.{}{}{}{}If the five counties are approved, residents could get grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other aid to help with the recovery.