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Limestone County residents will be eligible for disaster assistance following an announcement Sunday night.

The two counties were among 11 more Alabama counties designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for disaster relief to households and businesses affected by killer tornadoes.

Gov. Robert Bentley said the new counties are Bibb, Blount, Cherokee, Choctaw, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jackson, Limestone, Madison and Washington. That brings the number of Alabama counties approved for assistance to 28.

Counties approved earlier were Autauga, Calhoun, Cullman, DeKalb, Elmore, Etowah, Franklin, Jefferson, Lawrence, Marengo, Marion, Marshall, Sumter, St. Clair, Tallapoosa, Tuscaloosa and Walker.

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