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Sen. Cochran announces Mississippi will get money for storm and flood recovery

Mississippi is getting $13.3 million from the federal government for recovery from recent storms and floods. Republican U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran announced the money Friday, saying it will be used for more than 129 cleanup, repair and flood prevention projects in 29 counties.
    
The money comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Emergency Watershed Program, which provides aid to communities affected by floods and other natural disasters.
    
Cochran, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, says recovery projects are in the following counties: Adams, Calhoun, Carroll, DeSoto, Franklin, Grenada, Greene, Harrison, Hinds, Holmes, Jones, Lafayette, Lamar, Lauderdale, Leflore, Lincoln, Monroe, Montgomery, Oktibbeha, Panola, Pike, Pontotoc, Tallahatchie, Tate, Warren, Wayne, Webster, Wilkinson and Yazoo.

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