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Video: Governor Calls Special Session to Deal with Emergency Funding

JACKSON, Miss. (WCBI) — Governor Phil Bryant has called a Special Session of the Legislature to increase funding for tornado relief efforts. If lawmakers approve the addition, the bulk of the money will likely go to the replenish fund for the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. The announcement came one day after the governor returned from Louisville to greet the arrival of a mobile hospital.

Everything, from paying members of the National Guard to debris removal, the cost of clean-up and response in all of the storm-stricken communities will likely add up to millions. Local and Federal governments will pitch in to pay for the costs.