Miss. Gustav victims still await assistance

GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Hurricane Gustav flooded more than

1,500 homes in Washington County earlier this month, but Gov. Haley

Barbour's request for federal disaster relief funds has so far gone


The governor requested the disaster relief funds from the

Federal Emergency Management Agency on September 10 to help

homeowners rebuild and repair their properties.

Greenville Mayor Heather McTeer Hudson traveled to Washington,

D.C., last week to urge federal officials to approve the funding.

Arkansas, Louisiana and Alabama, have been approved for disaster

relief funds for Gustav. If FEMA approves Mississippi's funding

request, eligible area homeowners can receive up to $28,000 to

rebuild or repair their homes.


Information from: Delta Democrat Times, http://www.ddtonline.com

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