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FILE — A Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks lawman, observes the swirling Pearl River floodwaters drain from North Canton Club Circle in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mississippi approved for federal aid from Pearl River flood

President Donald Trump has approved federal aid for Mississippi counties affected by Pearl River flooding in February.

The money is to help rebuild or repair public buildings, highways and roads.

“It was just two months ago that our state experienced historic flooding, and Mississippians are still struggling to recover and rebuild their lives,” Gov. Tate Reeves said in a news release Monday. “With this federal assistance, we can show people that they are not alone in this.”

The flooding occurred Feb. 10-18, mostly in central Mississippi. The federal disaster declaration is for 11 counties: Attala, Carroll, Claiborne, Clay, Copiah, Grenada, Hinds, Holmes, Leflore, Warren and Yazoo.

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