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President Trump approves Mississippi’s emergency disaster request

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President Trump has approved an emergency disaster declaration for Mississippi.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that assistance has been made available to Mississippi as the state prepares for the potential impact of Hurricane Delta.

FEMA provided the following breakdown of the declaration.

Federal funding is available to the state, eligible tribal and local governments, and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency protective measures, including direct federal assistance for Hancock, Harrison and Wilkinson counties.

Public Assistance Category B emergency protective measures, limited to direct federal assistance, will be provided for Adams, Amite, Claiborne, Copiah, Forrest, Franklin, George, Hinds, Humphreys, Issaquena, Jackson, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Lawrence, Lincoln, Madison, Marion, Pearl River, Pike, Rankin, Sharkey, Simpson, Stone, Walthall, Warren, and Yazoo counties.

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

Hurricane Delta is projected to make landfall along the Louisiana coast on Friday afternoon before bringing potential storm surges, heavy rainfall and tornados to portions of Mississippi.

Below, you can watch Governor Tate Reeves and MEMA’s afternoon briefing on the storm:

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