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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 www.dotdisasterassistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA.

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

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