Jackson County Commission steps in to help Rosalie clean up and recover

JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. - The disaster relief resolution was developed to help with the aftermath of the tornado that hit Rosalie. This could take some time and the city needed the extra help.

"In order to get some additional help and do some of the things we need to do, it has to be passed by the Commission. Of course with an incident like this when our main clean up happens is usually a little bit after the initial incident," said Commissioner Matthew Hodges.

Jackson County is asking other organizations like the fire and rescue squad for their assistance during this time of clean up.

"Part of that disaster relief effort includes picking up brush, which is something that is normal when we have an incident like this," said Commissioner Hodges. "But we're also going through and picking up construction debris, which doesn't normally happen. And then household trash we're trying to encourage people to send that through their regular waste streams."

Commissioner Hodges said the whole clean up process will take somewhere around 3 weeks. The extra hands will hopefully help the residents of the city start to feel at home again.

"Folks in Rosalie need the assistance. Need the help. We want to help in all the ways that we can in any way that we can. That's why I think this resolution was important. It allows us to do that and work with the individuals and the folks up in Rosalie to get this stuff cleaned up and get their lives back on track."

The Jackson County Commission will also be providing monetary support to these organizations.