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Lawmakers petition Obama for expedited disaster declaration

WASHINGTON – Mississippi’s congressional delegation, which includes U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., and Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and U.S. Reps. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., Gregg Harper, R-Miss., Alan Nunnelee, R-Miss., and Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., today sent a letter to President Obama requesting full consideration of Gov. Phil Bryant’s request for an expedited federal disaster declaration in the wake of devastating weather events ...

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Storm victims offered assistance from SBA; center opens

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — Residents and businesses affected by severe weather and flooding on April 7–10 can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet announced. On April 15, Gov. Phil Bryant requested a disaster declaration by the SBA. The declaration covers Covington County, and the adjacent counties of Forrest, Jefferson Davis, Jones, Lamar, ...

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SBA disaster assistance available due to rain, flooding

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that federal economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes located in Mississippi as a result of excessive rain and flooding beginning Jan. 1, 2013. The disaster declaration is effect for Clarke, George, ...

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Bryant declares state of emergency as winter storm ices state

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Gov. Phil Bryant has declared a state of emergency in several counties hit hard by wintry ice storm. Bryant’s office said late last night that at least 45 counties had reported being affected by the storms. “We are taking the threat of severe weather seriously, and we are looking to ensure that local officials have the tools ...

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SBA loans available to victims of drought

BENTON COUNTY and MARSHALL COUNTY — The U.S. Small Business Administration’s economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes located in Benton and Marshall counties in Mississippi as a result of drought and excessive heat that occurred from May 1-Oct. 31, 2011. “These ...

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Barbour wants disaster declaration ahead of floodwaters

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Gov. Haley Barbour has requested President Obama declare 11 counties along the Mississippi River as disaster areas in anticipation of major flooding. The counties requested include Adams, Bolivar, Claiborne, Coahoma, Desoto, Issaquena, Jefferson, Tunica, Warren, Washington and Wilkinson. Other counties will be added as appropriate. “The Mississippi River will reach historic levels over the next few weeks,” Barbour ...

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