Home » NEWS » USDA offers assistance in removing debris from tornado

USDA offers assistance in removing debris from tornado

APTOPIX Severe WeatherLOUISVILLE — The U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has received a request to assist with the removal of debris from areas in Louisville affected by the April 28 tornado.

Officials from Winston County and the city of Louisville have requested assistance through the Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP). The EWP program is subject to congressional approval and provides funding via the USDA/NRCS for emergencies created by natural disasters. Funds in the EWP will be used to assist the city of Louisville with storm debris removal from the creeks and tributaries around and near the location of the temporary hospital being established to provide health care services for residents of the area.

The EWP program is designed to assist people and conserve natural resources by relieving immediate hazards to life and property caused by floods, fires, windstorms and other natural occurrences. It is a cost share program that assists units of government (sponsors) such as counties and cities with emergency recovery.

The NRCS will continue to receive requests from local units of government for assistance from the recent storms and tornadoes  that affected Mississippi through the EWP.


… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

Click for more info

About MBJ Staff

Leave a Reply