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Governor Reeves seeks federal assistance after Hurricane Zeta

Governor Tate Reeves has requested a federal disaster declaration for individual and public aid and support for the U.S. Small Business Administration following Hurricane Zeta, which struck parts of southeast Mississippi on October 28, 2020.

Zeta struck the Gulf Coast, generating eight feet of storm surge and maximum gusts of wind around 100 miles per hour. Joint preliminary damage assessments have been conducted by FEMA, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and local governments starting November 10, 2020 $ 79,000,000 Public infrastructure value and more than $ 10,000,000 Value of damage to homes and businesses.

Upon completion of the damage assessments, it was found that six counties met the threshold for granting individual aid and SBA support and eight counties met the threshold for granting public support.

Individual support was requested for: George, Greene, Jackson, Hancock, Harrisonand stone.

Public support has been requested for: George, Greene, Jackson, Hancock, Harrison, Perry, stone and Wayne.

SBA assistance has also been requested for: George, Greene, Jackson, Hancock, Harrisonand stone.

This request must be approved by the President.

Press release

11/25/2020

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