Monday, September 12, 2011 | 1:09 PM
The Tornado Recovery Action Council will hold a Community Forum Tuesday, September 13, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, at First Baptist Community Center, 525 Walker St., Hackleburg.
TRAC will conduct a comprehensive study of the April events and solicit input from residents, business leaders, non-profit groups and state agencies in order to form collaborative solutions for a stronger, more prepared Alabama. TRAC will develop a report that will document what happened and make strategic recommendations for the future. The report, which will be presented to Governor Bentley by mid-January, will help guide state and regional leaders and may include legislative recommendations, action steps for state agencies, and ideas for both public and private organizations involved in disaster preparedness, warning, response and recovery.
TRAC is composed of a diverse group of community, corporate and non-profit leaders – all private citizens appointed by the Governor for this important task. The group is privately funded, and while it will work collaboratively with state agencies, TRAC’s ultimate responsibility is to the people of Alabama.