PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has completed damage assessments in the city of Pearl from flash flooding on Sept. 26. More than 160 homes sustained minor damage, five bridges had major damage, one business was destroyed and seven more sustained major damage. Based on those numbers, the area would not qualify for a disaster declaration from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
MEMA will apply for disaster assistance to the Small Business Administration for low-interest loans that would help both businesses and residents make repairs and replace flooded items.
“Mayor Jake Windham, his staff and all the volunteer organizations have been fantastic throughout this process, assisting those with damage,” said MEMA Executive Director Greg Michel. “We continue to work with the city of Pearl to provide anything we can to support the recovery, including mitigation projects which would hopefully reduce the impact of future events like this.”
MEMA will provide updates to the recovery efforts as information becomes available.
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