Tornado victims to receive more federal aid - - Jackson, MS

Tornado victims to receive more federal aid

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CLINTON, MS (WLBT) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said Saturday it will provide an additional $600,000 for victims of April's deadly tornadoes.

FEMA approved the funding this week that will go to nine affected counties in Mississippi.

Federal disaster aid now totals more than $1.6 million.

Officials said the money will be used for temporary housing for individuals and families and for unemployment assistance.

Individuals and businesses can still apply for aid at or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA.

Applicants have until June 29th to register for public assistance.

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