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Laurel residents are hoping to receive federal funds

By Ontario Richardson – bio | email

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Laurel residents packed the Moody Center in Queensburg with hopes of receiving federal aid after the worst flood in 20 years.

Ward Seven Councilman Trey Chin held a community meeting to bring residents up to date on the status of federal and state assistance.

Red Cross officials says 16 homes were destroyed by last week's flood.

On Tuesday MEMA and FEMA will go house to house assessing flood damages.

Officials said based off the findings from the assessment federal assistance could be granted.

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