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Mississippi Granted $13.3M for Storm Recovery, 11 More Counties Eligible for Aid

Gov. Phil Bryant says 11 additional counties have been added to Mississippi’s most recent disaster declaration due to the March flooding and severe storms. In a news release, Bryant said Clarke, Forrest, Greene, Jones, Marion, Panola, Perry, Quitman, Sunflower, Tunica …

Federal Disaster Declared in 3 Mississippi Counties After Floods

President Barack Obama has declared a disaster in three Mississippi counties following flooding this month. Residents in the Bolivar, Coahoma and Washington counties can apply for individual assistance, including grants for temporary housing and repairs worth up to $33,000, as …

Officials: Mississippi Flood Damage Most Widespread Since Hurricane Katrina

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 …

Major Storm System Causes Widespread Flooding in Mississippi

As the Leaf River rose north of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 26-year-old Rebecca Bruce and her fiancé grabbed what they could and left the shed where they live. The water was more than 2 feet deep indoors when they left, she said. …

South Carolina Lawmakers Seek to Provide $40M in Aid to Farmers Hit by Flood

South Carolina farmers devastated by last fall’s flooding could get up to $40 million in state aid to stay afloat under legislation advanced Wednesday to the House floor. The legislation approved 21-0 by the Ways and Means Committee allows farmers …

South Carolina Slammed by Weekend Storm

A dangerous rainstorm drenching the East Coast brought more misery Sunday to South Carolina – cutting power to thousands, forcing hundreds of water rescues and closing “too many roads to name” because of floodwaters. Early Sunday, emergency management officials sent …

Alabama Drying Out After Weekend Floods

Flood waters receded along the Alabama coast Monday after storms from a tropical weather system dumped about 7.5 inches of rain in less than a day, inundating roads and creating dangerous surf conditions along beaches. No deaths or serious injuries …

West Virginia Assessing Damage from Rain, Flooding

Damage assessments are taking place in the 10 West Virginia counties that were drenched by torrential rain and flooding last week. The assessments started on July 16 and are being conducted jointly by state emergency preparedness officials and the Federal …

Louisville Ordinance Prevents Kentucky Homeowners from Repairing Flooded Homes

Gerald and Nancy Barton are in a fix. After an April 3 storm flooded their Louisville, Ky., home, they had to tear out the floorboards and the bottom half of the wallboards. But they can’t get the permits they need …

North Carolina Government Building Damaged by Flood

Workers at the North Carolina Department of Insurance and other state agencies are cleaning up after water flooded a state building in downtown Raleigh damaging offices and state records. Officials said Tuesday it’s not known what caused an 8-inch water …