Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump, President of the United States - Mississippi Delegation Supports Governor's Request for Disaster Declaration in Advance of Hurricane Zeta
In anticipation of landfall of Hurricane Zeta, we request your full consideration of Governor Tate Reeves's request for a Pre-Landfall Disaster Declaration under Section 501 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act.
Under the requested federal emergency declaration, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) would be authorized to provide emergency protective measures, including direct Federal assistance under the Public Assistance program at 75 percent federal funding for thirteen Mississippi counties including Clarke, Jones, Wayne, Lamar, Forrest, Perry, Greene, Pearl River, Stone, George, Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson.
As noted in the Governor's request, Mississippi is forecasted to face devastating impacts in the southeast portion of the State including heavy rainfall, damaging winds, and possible tornadoes.
This declaration would provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures to save lives and to protect property and public health and safety, or to lessen the threat of a catastrophe in the designated areas.
Thank you for your consideration of this request. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you need further assistance in this effort.