Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama

ADVISORY: Rep. Sewell Tours Fairfield, Birmingham Tornado Damage

Jul 6, 2017
Press Release
Powerful June 22 storm system destroyed buildings, injured residents

On Thursday, July 6, 2017, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) will tour sites in Fairfield and Birmingham damaged by the June 22 tornado that destroyed area buildings and injured residents. To follow the tour, please contact Chris MacKenzie at

WHO: Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell will participate in a tour of damaged areas in Fairfield led by Fairfield City Mayor Ed May along with local, state and federal officials, as well as members of local community agencies.

WHEN/WHERE: To follow Rep. Sewell’s tour of effected areas in Fairfield and Birmingham, the delegation will meet at 11:00am at 4701 Gary Ave, Fairfield, AL 35064 on Thursday, July 6, 2017. Please RSVP to or by phone at 202-480-3459.

BACKGROUND: On June 22, 2017 an EF-1 tornado touched down in Jefferson County, destroying Fairfield and Birmingham buildings. Numerous residential homes and area businesses suffered heavy damage.


Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) is serving her fourth term representing Alabama’s 7th Congressional district. She sits on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and was recently appointed to the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. Sewell is a Chief Deputy Whip and serves on the prestigious Steering and Policy Committee of the Democratic Caucus. She is also a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, and serves as Vice Chair of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus, and Vice Chair of Outreach for the New Democrat Coalition.