JACKSON -- President Obama has issued a disaster declaration for the state of Mississippi in the wake of what is now Tropical Storm Isaac.
The declaration provides federal aid to supplement
state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by Isaac.
funding is available to local governments and certain private nonprofit
organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work in Amite, Attala,
Carroll, Clarke, Copiah, Covington, Forrest, George, Greene, Grenada, Hancock,
Harrison, Hinds, Holmes, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson Davis, Jones, Lamar,
Lauderdale, Lawrence, Lincoln, Madison, Marion, Montgomery, Pearl River, Perry,
Pike, Rankin, Stone, Walthall, Wayne, Wilkinson, and Yazoo
Funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard
mitigation measures statewide.
Craig Fugate, administrator for the
Federal Emergency Management Agency, named Terry L. Quarles as FEMA coordinator
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