Alabama county still paying for spring hail storm

CULLMAN, Ala. - (AP) - A north Alabama county is still paying bills from a hail storm that caused extensive damage earlier this year.

Cullman County commissioners approved a nearly $1.8 million bid to replace the damaged heating and air-conditioning system at the county jail. They also approved a bid of more than $120,000 to replace the damaged roof at a court office building.
The Cullman Times reports that both bills are related to a hail storm that pounded the county in March. The onslaught was part of a weather system that spawned a tornado which caused extensive damage in Jacksonville.
The newspaper reports the county's property insurance bill also increased about $70,000 to roughly $450,000 following the hail storm. The hike by Travelers Insurance represents an increase of about 15 percent over last year.


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