FEMA provides tornado relief money to Mississippi

f5_2007canadaJACKSON, Mississippi — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved more than $2.43 million in Disaster Relief Fund grants to support debris removal and utility repairs in Northeast Mississippi from the April 28 tornado.

The money is available through the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency for distribution to the city of Tupelo and the East Mississippi Electric Power Association.

FEMA will give Tupelo $1.39 million to help with debris removal left in the wake of the tornado.

East Mississippi Electric Power Association will receive $1.04 million to support permanent repairs to its electrical distribution systems damaged by storms on April 28.