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Federal help is on the way for storm ravaged Durant

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DURANT, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Help is on the way for the city of Durant in Holmes County, two weeks after storms left a path of destruction in the area.

FEMA will help to foot the bill to clean up the city. But the city is hoping they also get money to help residents rebuild.

Mother Nature's Destruction is still evident in the city of Durant - a sight that saddens many folks who live here.

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“It is horrible," said one Durant resident. "You have to see it to believe it.”

Holmes County is one of nine Mississippi Counties declared Federal Disaster areas. That means these municipalities will be able receive reimbursement grants for things like damage to infrastructure, debris removal, and overtime to responders.

READ MORE: Nine Mississippi counties declared federal disaster areas

“This declaration will help," said Mayor-elect Henry Robinson Jr. "It gives us the first leg to get started.” 

The mayor-elect said the cleanup process will be an expensive task. 

The city is still waiting on Governor Phil Bryant's request for individual assistance for residents of Holmes, which is under review.

“Every dollar will help this community,” said Robinson Jr.

Storms victim say they will continue crossing their fingers that FEMA will come through for the poor town because most people don't have flood insurance.

“It very bad to see people like this because it hurts in your heart," said one Durant resident. "It should be more done to help the people less fortunate than we are.”

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