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Flood communities will not receive federal aid

NATCHEZ, Miss.- Residents effected by the flooding in two of Mississippi’s communities, Crosby and Centreville, will not be receiving federal financial assistance. 

Mayor of Crosby, William Hall says he is disappointed in the decision to deny aid to his community, but that he will not give up the fight.

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency said that the damage in those locations was not severe enough to issue a federal declaration of disaster.

Instead, leftover funds from the Hurricane Katrina Cottage Sales program will be used to fix homes, and businesses in the area. That total comes to around $250,000.

MEMA is still working on other options to assist those in Crosby and Centreville.

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