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FEMA Approves Grants for Tupelo Debris Removal, Rural Electric Line Repairs

WASHINGTON, Miss. – More than $2.43 million dollars in Disaster Relief Funds to support debris removal and utility repairs in North East Mississippi have been approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The grants for debris removal within the city of Tupelo and rural electrical line repairs were approved to support recovery efforts from deadly tornadoes that hit Northeast Mississippi on April 28.  The funding will be made available to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency for distribution to the City of Tupelo and the East Mississippi Electric Power Association.

“These federal grants represent another step in the process to recover from those severe April storms.  The devastation was significant, but not enough to challenge the resilience of the good people in the path of the storm,” said Cochran, a member of the Senate appropriations subcommittee with jurisdiction over FEMA.

The FEMA Public Assistance Grant money represents 85 percent of the needed cost to complete both recovery projects.

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