President Declares Disaster for Mississippi
January 7, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the state of Mississippi to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and tornadoes on December 23, 2014.
The President's action makes federal funding available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by severe storms and tornadoes in Marion County.
Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.
William C. Watrel has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area. Watrel said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.