Mississippi requests major disaster declaration as a result of Hurricane Ida

Mississippi has requested a major disaster declaration from President Biden for public assistance and individual assistance due to Hurricane Ida.

The National Weather Service confirmed eight tornados formed in Mississippi due to the storm, causing widespread damage to homes, businesses, and power grids and killed three people.

Locally, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, and Pearl River counties have been listed for individual assistance while all of those counties plus George have been listed for public assistance as well.

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.

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