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Mississippi requests major disaster declaration from President Biden over March severe weather

By: Frank Corder - April 28, 2022

Governor Reeves made the request of President Biden on behalf of the state.

On Thursday, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) announced that Governor Tate Reeves has requested a Major Disaster Declaration from President Joe Biden for Individual Assistance due to tornadoes and severe weather which occurred on March 22, 2022.

MEMA says that according to the National Weather Service, 27 tornadoes swept through the state that day causing major damage to homes and injuring three people.

Mississippi is requesting Individual Assistance for the following four counties: Clay, Hinds, Holmes and Kemper. MEMA reports that validated numbers show in those four counties that there were 68 homes destroyed or with major damage, estimating over a million dollars in property damage.

Individual Assistance is for residents in declared counties. MEMA notes that 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 from the effects of a disaster.

The President must approve the request for federal assistance to become available.

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Frank Corder

Frank Corder is a native of Pascagoula. For nearly two decades, he has reported and offered analysis on government, public policy, business and matters of faith. Frank’s interviews, articles, and columns have been shared throughout Mississippi as well as in national publications. He is a frequent guest on radio and television, providing insight and commentary on the inner workings of the Magnolia State. Frank has served his community in both elected and appointed public office, hosted his own local radio and television programs, and managed private businesses all while being an engaged husband and father. Email Frank: