FEMA: President Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Mississippi

 FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Mississippi to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, and flooding beginning on April 13 to 14, 2019.

Federal funding is available to the state, tribal, eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work damaged by these severe storms, straight-line winds, and flooding. As part of the Public Assistance program, assistance for debris removal and emergency protective measures (Categories A and B), including direct federal assistance, will be provided at 75 percent federal funding to Clarke, Clay, Itawamba, Kemper, Monroe, Oktibbeha, Warren, and Yazoo counties.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures for statewide.

Jose M. Girot has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area. Girot said additional designations may be made at a later date if warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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