Barbour seeks disaster declaration
by Associated Press
Published: May 10,2010
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.
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