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Barbour asks for FEMA joint assessment of storm damage

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Based upon initial figures from ongoing damage assessments by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and local officials from storms that crossed the state April 15, Gov. Haley Barbour requested Individual Assistance Joint Preliminary Damage Assessment Teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Damages to homes and businesses in Greene, Hinds and Kemper counties from the storms will ...

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MEMA releases preliminary storm damage reports

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received initial damage reports from six counties for the severe weather system that moved through the state yesterday. The reports from the counties are as follows: • DeSoto: A few buildings and homes damaged. • Marshall: Numerous trees down and at least one farm building damaged. • Quitman: A couple of ...

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Major storm damage to Starkville, Yazoo City

JACKSON — Authorities report major storm damage in the Starkville and Yazoo City areas with downed power lines, uprooted trees and damaged property. Six people were injured in Attala County when high winds damaged some mobile homes, but the extent of the injuries was not known early Tuesday. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency said the injured are being treated at ...

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More assistance approved for disaster recovery

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) announced final approval for eight federal grants worth more than $18.1 million to support Mississippi Gulf Coast recovery projects associated with Hurricane Katrina—work that was stalled because a federal disaster relief fund ran low on money. And, the federal government is offering a cost-share break on public assistance to the state for recovery ...

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