BRADENTON, Fla. — Bankrupt Jefferson County, Ala., is once again suffering from an assault by Mother Nature as tornadoes and severe storms ripped through the county, killing several people and injuring dozens this weekend and into early Monday.

Gov. Robert Bentley declared a state of emergency for all 67 counties in Alabama shortly after Jefferson County issued its own disaster declaration to begin recovery and clean-up efforts. Bentley also cancelled a scheduled briefing on last April’s devastating storms, which killed hundreds.

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