It has been two years since 11 tornadoes hit 9 Alabama counties. Two people were killed, and hundreds of homes and businesses were destroyed January 23, 2012.
One of the hardest hit areas was the city of Clay in Jefferson County. Clay did not receive federal assistance to rebuild and cleanup is still underway two years later.A recent sales tax increase will go to help save money in the case of a future disaster. Also, the city is applying for grants in a "Gateway Project" to plant trees. They are asking for donations to be made at Clay City Hall. The goal is to have $3,000 by August 26th.Alabama Power Foundation and the Community Forestry Project are also offering assistance.