More counties eligible for assistance following April storms

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Gov. Haley Barbour announced that 36 counties affected by the severe storms, flooding and tornadoes April 15-April 28 are now eligible for public assistance reimbursement through FEMA.

Public assistance provides a reimbursement grant of 75 percent of eligible costs for the following: debris removal, emergency protective measures and repairs to road systems, bridges, public-owned buildings, water control facilities, public-utility systems, parks and recreational facilities.

The counties included for public assistance grants include: Alcorn, Attala, Benton, Calhoun, Carroll, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Clarke, Clay, DeSoto, Greene, Hinds, Holmes, Itawamba, Jasper, Kemper, Lafayette, Lee, Marshall, Monroe, Montgomery, Neshoba, Newton, Noxubee, Panola, Prentiss, Quitman, Scott, Smith, Tate, Tippah, Tishomingo, Tunica, Union, Webster and Winston.

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency along with the Federal Emergency Management Agency will schedule applicant briefings to discuss the public assistance reimbursement process with local governments.

Source: Gov. Haley Barbour

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