Biden declares emergency for Mississippi due to storm damage
Debris covers a damaged structure in Rolling Fork, Miss,. on Saturday, March 25, 2023. Powerful tornadoes tore through the Deep South on Friday night, killing several people in Mississippi, obliterating dozens of buildings.
Jake Bleiberg | AP
U.S. President Joe Biden approved an emergency declaration for Mississippi on Sunday after a powerful storm tore across the state, killing at least 25 people there and one in Alabama.
Biden ordered federal aid to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the affected areas, a White House Statement said.
The funding will be available to affected people in the counties of Carroll, Humphreys, Monroe, and Sharkey, the statement said.