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Madison County added to FEMA tornado assistance list

Gov. Tate Reeves has announced that FEMA approved Mississippi’s request for Madison County to receive public assistance following June tornadoes and severe weather (DR-4727-MS). 

Throughout the week of June 14-19, Mississippi experienced a record-setting 18 tornadoes (19 total in the month of June). The addition of Madison County makes 29 counties and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians now eligible to apply for federal public assistance for FEMA Disaster 4727.

Here’s a complete list of counties approved by FEMA for public assistance:  Adams, Amite, Attala, Claiborne, Copiah, Covington, Franklin, Greene, Holmes, Humphreys, Itawamba, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Jones, Lawrence, Leake, Madison, Neshoba, Newton, Perry, Rankin, Scott, Simpson, Smith, Warren, Wayne, and Yazoo and Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. 

The purpose of the Public Assistance (PA) Grant Program is to support municipalities and counties recovering from major disasters by providing them with grant assistance for debris removal, life-saving emergency protective measures, and restoring public infrastructure. This assistance is not for homeowners or business owners.

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