More Mississippi counties added to disaster declaration

WPA Road near Burnt Bridge in Lamar county closed due to flooding (WHLT)

JACKSON, Miss. (WHLT) — Two more counties have been added to Mississippi’s most recent disaster declaration from March flooding.

Residents in George and Pearl River counties are now eligible for FEMA’s Individual Assistance Program.

Bolivar, Clarke, Coahoma, Forrest, Greene, Jones, Marion, Panola, Perry, Quitman, Sunflower, Tunica, Washington and Wayne counties were previously declared.

“I appreciate the approval from FEMA to allow residents in all 16 of these counties to begin the recovery process,” said Gov. Bryant. “We are working around the clock to ensure the needs of residents are being met. Our state-led unmet needs taskforce is meeting weekly to ensure no one is slipping through the gaps.”

Additional counties could be added pending further damage assessments.

Residents and businesses affected by the disaster in Bolivar, Clarke, Coahoma, Forrest, George, Greene, Jones, Marion, Panola, Pearl River, Perry, Quitman, Sunflower, Tunica, Washington and Wayne counties should apply now by going to http://www.disasterassistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).

Those who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired can call 1-800-462-7585. Those who use 711 or Video Relay Services can call 1-800-621-3362 to register.

 

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