December 7, 2019 10:08:49 PM
President Donald Trump on Friday approved a disaster declaration for parts of Mississippi affected by severe weather that hit in late October, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker's office said.
Trump approved Gov. Phil Bryant's request for the declaration a day after the entire Mississippi congressional delegation requested the declaration in a letter.
The declaration makes available federal resources to supplement state recovery efforts following the straight-line winds and flooding of Oct. 26. Affected counties include: Alcorn, Covington, Itawamba, Jasper, Jefferson Davis, Leake, Lee, Marion, Neshoba, Newton, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Scott, Simpson, Smith, and Tippah.
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