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Flood Awareness Week Held For Second Time

State officials say flooding is the most costly and destructive natural disaster that Mississippians face each year. That's why state and local leaders have declared this "Flood Awareness Week."

Emergency management officials hope to educate people about the threat of flooding. Some of those leaders came to Moss Point on Tuesday to discuss ways to prevent flooding, and to let the residents know what help is available.

Organizers say their main message is to let all coast residents know they're eligible for flood insurance.

"No matter how many times you have been flooded, you can retain your flood insurance. The premium will not go up," emergency management official Al Goodman said. "If you have been flooded more than two times in 10 years, you may be eligible for a migration project through our agency or FEMA to buy the house or elevate it."

This is only the second year the governor has declared Flood Awareness Week for the state.

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