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Wicker, Cochran announce $10.1 million grant for debris removal

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Senator’s Roger Wicker and Thad Cochran announced a $10.1 Million dollar grant that will remove debris from Holmes, Montgomery, and Yazoo counties…

The grant will be used to offset the costs of debris removal associated with the tornadoes, flooding, and severe storms back in April.

Officials say that four FEMA public assistance grants have been awarded to the three counties, as well as, the City of Durant.

“The fatal spring storms in Mississippi caused significant damage and these Federal Emergency Management Agency resources will help communities complete recovery efforts,” said Senator Thad Cochran.

FEMA is providing $3.52 million for Yazoo County, 88 percent of the $4.0 million total project cost, $3.47 million for Holmes County, 80 percent of the $4.34 million total project cost, $1.63 million for Montgomery County, 81 percent of the $2.03 million total project cost, and $1.53 million for the City of Durant, 80 percent of the $1.92 million total project cost.

Officials said that state and local resources are required to meet the remaining cost-share.

“Mississippi communities were hit hard by April’s severe weather,” said Senator Roger Wicker. “Although these grants will not bring back the lives that were lost, I am confident that they will help these communities get back on their feet after this disaster.


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