Jasper officials waiting on federal dollars for storm cleanup

JASPER COUNTY, MS WDAM) - Jasper County officials are still waiting for FEMA and The American Red Cross to complete damage assessment before the county can begin cleaning up debris from last week's tornado.

Jasper County Emergency Management Director Mike Lucas said different groups from the community and around the state have been feeding storm victims and offering to help with clean up.

Lucas said 48 homes were damaged or destroyed by the tornado.

He said he hopes clean up can start soon but right now there are no details on when.

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