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Bent Brook residents continue tornado recovery, firefighters deliver supplies

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Good morning.  I'm Sarah Verser with Good Day Alabama. Here are some of the stories and segments you'll see this morning on Good Day Alabama:

Storm survivors in McCalla are still cleaning up from Tuesday's storms. With Thursday's rain, getting tarps on damaged homes was a top priority. Utility crews and tree removal teams continued to work in the Bent Brook area. Firefighters also delivered supplies. Commissioner Jimmie Stephens is reminding everyone to move tree limbs to the right of way to be picked up by the county next week

Mickey says our Friday temps warms up into the mid  50's today with more sunshine this  weekend. Make sure to download the First Alert weather app to stay weather aware.

Tuscaloosa Police are looking for the man they say is robbing and trying to rape students at off-campus housing. The crimes all coming in the past two weeks. Police say they have sent out campus safety notifications to students. They say the incidents happened either later at night or early in the morning. Thankfully, no one has been hurt. Police are warning students not to walk home if you live off campus.

This weekend, thousands will mark the anniversary of the Bloody Sunday march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge. That march lead to the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Congresswoman Terri Sewell will talk about a congressional forum she is hosting on the state of voting rights in America in the 7 a.m. hour of Good Day Alabama.

Next Monday, the Hoover Board of Education will vote on the new and final school system rezoning plan.  The new plan has some changes from the original proposal.  In this plan -- about 300 fewer students will have to move. But the plan will still shift around 2,200. With the new plan, the Preserve neighborhood will not change schools. Trace Crossing and Chace Lake will also stay.
School Superintendent Dr. Kathy Murphy says there is no perfect plan to solve the rezoning problem.

The major U.S. airlines have signed up to fly to Cuba. American, Delta, Southwest, United and Jetblue submitted applications to theU.S. government to fly commercial flights. The government says it will allow 20 daily round-trip flights between the U.S. and Havana and 10 daily round-trips to nine other Cuban cities with international airports, but airlines want more! The department of transportation is expected to make a decision on the flights this summer.

Disney is expanding its cruise line fleet. The Walt Disney Company says it plans to add two more cruise ships, bringing its fleet total to six ships. Disney says the new ships will each have about 1,250 and will be slightly larger than its two newest vessels. But Disney fans will have to wait a little while before setting sail. The ships won't debut until 2021 and 2023.

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