Mar 21, 2016

Damage from Flooding Worst in Mississippi Since Katrina

Coahoma County, MS
Greenville, MS
Hattiesburg, MS
USA
by
Therese Apel
,
The Clarion Ledger
Caution tape closes off this neighborhood in Drew, Miss., Friday, March 11, 2016, as floodwaters have affected areas in the Delta. The flooding has affected the Delta to varying degrees. Photo: Rogelio V. Solis, AP
Caution tape closes off this neighborhood in Drew, Miss., Friday, March 11, 2016, as floodwaters have affected areas in the Delta. The flooding has affected the Delta to varying degrees. Photo: Rogelio V. Solis, AP

That's even without the heavy flooding across the Pine Belt, Smithson said. The Delta alone may have already topped the financial threshold for the state. "When we get the declaration, then as FEMA and the joint assessment teams come into the Pine Belt, all that is is an amendment to the original declaration," he said. "It’s a whole lot easier and a whole lot faster than when you return damage assessments in every single county impacted."