Oktibbeha County has been declared a federal disaster area in response to an April 13 storm that spawned a pair of tornadoes in the county.
President Donald Trump has declared Lowndes and six other counties in Mississippi federal disaster areas in response to a Feb. 23 EF-3 tornado and subsequent flooding, according to a Mississippi Emergency Management Agency press release issued Tuesday.
The disaster recovery center at 222 Lawrence Dr. in Columbus will close permanently at 6 p.m. today.
Lowndes County was one of seven counties in Mississippi declared a federal disaster area after it was hit by five tornadoes last week.
Damage survey teams from the National Weather Service in Jackson confirmed four tornadoes hit Lowndes County during Monday’s severe weather outbreak.
Columbus Mayor Robert Smith said his office and Columbus Light and Water have fielded numerous calls from East Columbus residents who have been without power since Monday’s severe weather event and crews are working to address their needs.
In the event that a disaster happens on a school campus, communication between all local agencies is key to helping those at risk get to a place of safety.
The United States Small Business Administration granted a request from Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant to offer disaster loans to residents and business owners in Noxubee County affected by an EF-3 tornado that severely damaged parts of Shuqualak April 12.
President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in the State of Mississippi following a massive tornado that destroyed or heavily damaged more than 800 homes in the southern part of the state.
WASHINGTON — As Hurricane Isaac bears down on the Gulf Coast, there should be plenty of money — some $1.5 billion — in federal disaster