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3 counties declared disaster areas

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has declared Shelby, Fayette and Haywood counties as federal disaster areas as a result of severe weather in June.

The declaration Monday means federal aid will supplement state and local recovery efforts in the three counties struck by tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding June 12 to June 14.

Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private, nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the weather.

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