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Corps: Post-flood levee repairs could reach $1B

WEST MISSISSIPPI — The cost of repairing Mississippi River levees that were damaged by this year’s historic flooding could reach $1 billion, but it’s not clear how much funding will be available, a high ranking U.S. Army Corps of Engineers official said yesterday. Col. Thatch Shepard, deputy commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Mississippi River Division, told The ...

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Flood disaster assistance deadline approaching

WEST MISSISSIPPI — The deadline for Mississippi flood disaster survivors to register for federal disaster assistance is July 11. Homeowners, renters and business owners who suffered losses in the flooding that began May 3 and live in the 14 declared counties may be eligible for housing assistance grants that include funds to rent a place to live while rebuilding; minor ...

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Corps: Missouri River flooding shouldn't impact state

WEST MISSISSIPPI — The latest 28-day forecast from the National Weather Service indicates that Missouri River flooding will not cause additional flooding on the Lower Mississippi River, and will not cause floodwaters to enter the Birds-Point New Madrid Floodway without another significant rain event. This is according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Missouri River flows where the river ...

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