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More than $10-milliion spent on disaster assistance in Mississippi

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Federal assistance approved for disaster survivors in 12 Mississippi counties has reached more than $10 million.

Just three weeks after tornadoes ripped through Mississippi, FEMA's National Mobile Disaster Hospital opened Monday in Louisville, and is being operated by the staff of the Winston Medical Center, which was severely damaged by a tornado April 28. The temporary facility will remain in place until the medical center is rebuilt.

About 85 percent of the medical center staff is employed to operate the mobile hospital. This is the first time the National Mobile Disaster Hospital has been used as a fully operational hospital.  

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is leading a joint Long-Term Housing Task Force, which includes FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department, along with state and local officials, volunteers and the private sector to assess and provide assistance to families with housing needs.  

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