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Congressman Thompson Announced 26 Additional Counties Eligible for Public Assistance Following Easter Storms

June 2, 2020
Press Release

For Immediate Release                                                                                  Contact: Stephanie Booker

June 2, 2020                                                                                                                     601-866-9003

 

Congressman Thompson Announced 26 Additional Counties Eligible for Public Assistance Following Easter Storms

 

BOLTON, MISSISSIPPI – Today, United States Representative Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) announced the State of Mississippi and Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has approved additional counties for Public Assistance for damages from the April 12, 2020 tornadoes.

 

The following counties are now eligible public assistance through FEMA: Bolivar, Calhoun, Carroll, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Clarke, Clay, Coahoma, Grenada, Holmes, Jasper, Lafayette, Lawrence, Leake, Montgomery, Noxubee, Panola, Quitman, Smith, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tate, Tunica, Walthall, Webster and Yalobusha.

 

The Public Assistance (PA) Grant Program support communities’ recovery from major disasters by providing them with grant assistance for debris removal, life-saving emergency protective measures, and restoring public infrastructure. Local governments, states, tribes, territories and certain private nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply.