MEMA Requests Joint Assessment for Public Assistance from FEMA

PEARL, Miss. – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has requested from FEMA, a joint preliminary assessment for public assistance. This request includes 14 counties, worth up to $50 million.

Those counties include:

  • Attala
  • Carroll
  • Claiborne
  • Clay
  • Copiah
  • Grenada
  • Hinds
  • Holmes
  • Issaquena
  • Leflore
  • Sharkey
  • Simpson
  • Warren
  • Yazoo

MEMA is working to see if individual assistance will be possible.

Today, preliminary damage assessments show that 717 homes have either been affected, damaged or destroyed across the state from the severe weather events and flooding that started February 10, 2020.