JACKSON, Miss. (AP)
Gov. Ronnie Musgrove asked President Bush Tuesday for federal assistance for areas hit by tornadoes and flooding as the remnants of Tropical Storm Allison moved across the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
In a letter to the president, Musgrove asked for a federal disaster declaration for George, Pearl River, Hancock, Harrison and Jackson Counties.
If approved, the declaration would make homeowners eligible for low-interest loans or grants. Officials with the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, who surveyed the damage last week, estimate damages would exceed $6 million.