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GOV. BRYANT REQUESTS ADDITIONAL COUNTIES FOR DISASTER DECLARATION

PEARL – Gov. Phil Bryant has requested the federal government to add Clarke, Forrest, Greene, Jones, Marion, Panola, Perry, Quitman, Sunflower, Tunica and Wayne counties as major disaster areas to the Individual Assistance declaration that is already in place for … Continue reading

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SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Residents of Mississippi Affected by Severe Storms and Flooding

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet issued the following statement after the announcement of the Presidential disaster declaration for several counties in Mississippi affected by severe storms and flooding that began March 9, 2016. “The U.S. … Continue reading

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Mississippi Flood Survivors Urged to Register for Disaster Assistance

PEARL, Miss. – Homeowners, renters and business owners affected by the recent severe storms and flooding in Mississippi that began March 9, 2016, are urged to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, as they may be eligible for disaster … Continue reading

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Mississippi Delegation Backs Federal Disaster Declaration

Lawmakers Call on Federal Gov’t to Send Aid in Wake of Storms, Floods WASHINGTON – Mississippi’s congressional delegation today sent a letter to President Obama endorsing a federal disaster designation to make federal recovery resources available to Mississippians recovering from … Continue reading

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Governor Phil Bryant Requests Federal Disaster Declaration

Jackson, Miss. – Gov. Phil Bryant has requested President Obama issue a major disaster declaration for severe weather and flooding that first struck March 9 and has plagued the state since. Based on joint preliminary damage assessments by local officials, … Continue reading

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MDEQ Issues Flood Debris Clean-up Guidance

(JACKSON, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) issued debris guidance Monday for residents and business owners in flood-impacted areas cleaning up  flooded homes and businesses. In many cases, the debris may contain hazardous materials or contaminants mixed … Continue reading

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Updated Mississippi Flooding Response and Recovery

PEARL, Miss – The Mississippi State Emergency Operations Center has storm reports from 40 counties due to the heavy rainfall and flooding throughout the state. Initial damage reports show more than 600 homes with major damage and a total of … Continue reading

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MDOT Traffic Advisory: I-59 and I-10 may close due to flooding

I-59 and I-10 may close due to flooding WHO: Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) WHAT: Due to flooding, Interstate 59 and Interstate 10 in south Louisiana/Mississippi may close today. If these closures should occur, congestion will be a major issue … Continue reading

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Important Information About Flood Repairs

PEARL, Miss – As residents affected by recent flooding begin the clean-up process, there are some requirements for those that live or own businesses in the special flood hazard areas of a county. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency’s Floodplain Bureau … Continue reading

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Updated Mississippi Storm Reports: Sunday 2 p.m.

PEARL, Miss – The Mississippi State Emergency Operations Center has updated storm reports from 39 counties due to the heavy rainfall and flooding throughout the state. Initial damage reports show 185 homes destroyed or sustained major damage and a total … Continue reading

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