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State leaders ask for federal storm assistance

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Governor Phil Bryant and state leaders have asked for a National Emergency Declaration, which would provide funds for housing, unemployment and medical assistance. Governor Phil Bryant and state leaders have asked for a National Emergency Declaration, which would provide funds for housing, unemployment and medical assistance.
The city of Richland's industrial park was hit hard in the storm. The city only had two homes damaged, but several businesses were completely destroyed. The city of Richland's industrial park was hit hard in the storm. The city only had two homes damaged, but several businesses were completely destroyed.
Wednesday afternoon a delegation of Mississippi Senators and Congressmen inspected some of the damage left behind by the storm. Wednesday afternoon a delegation of Mississippi Senators and Congressmen inspected some of the damage left behind by the storm.
PEARL, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

State leaders say they're confident the federal government will provide assistance in the recovery from Monday's tornadoes.

Wednesday afternoon a delegation of Mississippi Senators and Congressmen inspected some of the damage left behind by the storm.

The leaders met with business and home owners who suffered damage, promising their support. One hundred eighty-seven homes were destroyed by the tornadoes statewide.

Governor Phil Bryant and state leaders have asked for a National Emergency Declaration, which would provide funds for housing, unemployment and medical assistance.

"Everybody is united on this," said Congressman Greg Harper. The governor put in his request for expedited disaster relief and that was followed up by letters from the entire Mississippi Federal delegation asking that be considered immediately. We hope the President will sign that in the very near future."

Governor Phil Bryant said, "As you can see housing assistance is important," said Governor Bryant. "Disaster unemployment assistance would be included in a national declaration as would public assistance."

The city of Richland's industrial park was hit hard in the storm. The city only had two homes damaged, but several businesses were completely destroyed.

Entergy crews are still working in the area to restore power. City officials are asking sightseers to stay out of the area, while they conduct their work.

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