Officials: Mississippi Flood Damage Most Widespread Since Hurricane Katrina

March 24, 2016

Mississippi officials say the damage from floods this month is the most widespread the state has had since Hurricane Katrina.

Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Director Lee Smithson tells The Clarion-Ledger federal and state assessment teams have been on the ground in the Delta and will head to the Hattiesburg area on Tuesday.

Smithson says extensive flooding in those areas has left hundreds of houses and businesses damaged and destroyed.

Smithson said Coahoma, Bolivar and Washington counties have been assessed, but there are still more Delta counties to go.

He says FEMA, MEMA and the Small Business Administration have been leading the assessments.

Officials are urging that flood victims get in touch with their county officials.


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