Home » NEWS » Barbour seeks disaster declaration

Barbour seeks disaster declaration

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — Gov. Haley Barbour has asked the Obama Administration to declare six north Mississippi disaster areas following severe weather that killed six in the state.

A declaration would give residents and business owners access to federal government assistance programs.

The severe weather system spawned two tornadoes and heavy rain on May 1-2. Several homes and businesses were destroyed or suffered major damage in Alcorn, Benton, Lafayette, Tippah and Tishomingo counties. Prentiss County also was impacted by the storms, according a news release from Barbour’s office.

BEFORE YOU GO…

… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

Click for more info

About Megan Wright

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*