To add on to the coronavirus, Mississippi has been hit with a handful of severe storms and tornados within the last few months, but luckily, federal aid is heading to the Magnolia State.
On Thursday, President Donald Trump approved Mississippi’s disaster declaration for FEMA Disaster 4551, which took place on April 22nd and 23rd. The detrimental weather caused over $8 million in damage.
The counties eligible for the funding are Amite, Claiborne, Covington, George, Jefferson Davis, Jones, Lawrence, Pike, Simpson, Smith, and Wayne.
On Thursday, Governor Tate Reeves went to Twitter to thank the President.
President @realDonaldTrump just approved Mississippi’s disaster declaration! We are so blessed to have a president that is looking out for our state. Action—not empty words. He will always have our backs in Mississippi!
— Tate Reeves (@tatereeves) July 10, 2020
With this declaration, there are now 16 active major disaster declarations in Mississippi. Of the 16, five were declared during the 2020 calendar year.