Governor requests federal disaster declaration for storm damaged areas.


  

Gov. Phil Bryant today requested President Barack Obama declare a major disaster declaration for areas affected by severe weather that passed through Mississippi Dec. 23 through Dec. 28.

Based on joint preliminary damage assessments by local officials, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Gov. Bryant has requested the declaration for Benton, Coahoma, Marshall, Quitman and Tippah counties.

If President Obama grants the aid, additional counties may be added to the declaration, pending further damage assessments.

“This funding is critical to helping Mississippians and their communities recover from these devastating storms,” Gov. Bryant said. “We continue to pray for all that were affected and lost so much during the Christmas holidays.”

There have been a total of 11 deaths and damage to numerous homes and businesses in Mississippi attributed to the storms. Several state agencies and many non-profit and faith based groups have been in the affected areas since the storms hit assisting with recovery and rebuilding.

Gov. Phil Bryant Press Release

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s