Trump approves Mississippi disaster declaration

Lawrence Carriere checks on the home of his neighbor after a tree fell on it and crashed through the roof, in Biloxi, Miss., in the aftermath of Hurricane Nate, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – President Donald Trump has declared a major disaster exists in Mississippi and ordered federal assistance to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Nate.

Trump, in a news release Wednesday, said federal help is available on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair of facilities damaged by Nate between Oct. 6 and Oct. 10 in the counties of George, Greene, Harrison and Jackson.

Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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