COFFEE CO., ALA. (WDHN) — One local official has bad news regarding any possibility of federal financial help from the last round of severe weather to hit the wiregrass.

On January 12th, the straight-line wind was estimated at around 70-to-80 miles an hour
caused damage in Northern Coffee County much of it occurring on the campus of the k-through-12th grade Zion Chapel School.

Coffee County EMA Director James Brown says total damage estimates came in at around 150 thousand dollars far short of the 270 thousand uninsured damage the county would have needed in order to receive FEMA assistance.

Brown says the frequency of severe weather during the Winter months concerns him.
The wiregrass more typically sees tornadoes and straight-line winds during the spring and fall.