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Mississippi communities not eligible for federal flood aid

As thousands of south Louisiana flood victims apply for disaster assistance, residents of two Mississippi communities have been told they are not eligible for assistance.

Mississippi Emergency Management Agency spokes tells The Natchez Democrat the damage in Crosby and Centreville wasn’t enough to meet the criteria for a federal declaration of disaster.

Crosby Mayor William Hall said he is disappointed that the community isn’t eligible, but he is not giving up.

Flynn said MEMA and the state are working on several available options to help Crosby residents.

He said the state will also use leftover funds from the Hurricane Katrina Cottage Sales program to help buy building supplies to repair houses in Amite and Wilkinson counties. Flynn says about $250,000 will be used.

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