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Governor Reeves requests major disaster declaration for March 22 tornadoes

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In 2021, 76 tornadoes were confirmed in Mississippi, 50 of which were in the spring (Photo courtesy of NOAA.gov)

27 tornadoes swept through Mississippi on March 22 of 2022, injuring three residents. Governor Tate Reeves has requested a Major Disaster Declaration from President Biden for Individual Assistance in connection with the severe weather, which caused major damage to homes.

The State is requesting Individual Assistance for the following four counties: Clay, Hinds, Holmes, and Kemper.

Validated numbers show in those four counties there were: 68 homes destroyed or with major damage, estimating over a million dollars in property damage.

Individual Assistance is for residents in declared counties. It can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals recover from the effects of a disaster.

The president must approve the request for federal assistance to become available.

For more information on this storm, and other bouts of severe weather Mississippi has recently experienced, click here:

https://www.msema.org/news/governor-reeves-requests-major-disaster-declaration-for-march-22-severe-weather/

 

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