JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - Mississippi has requested a disaster declaration for the winter weather that swept through the state from Feb. 11-19.
During this storm, snow and ice impacted road conditions, led to widespread power outages and damaged public infrastructure, according to the governor's office.
Thirty-one counties and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians met their thresholds with an estimated total of approximately $25 million in damage.
- Adams, Attala, Choctaw, Claiborne, Copiah, Covington, Franklin, Grenada, Hinds, Jasper, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Kemper, Lafayette, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Leake, Lincoln, Neshoba, Newton, Noxubee, Pike, Rankin, Scott, Simpson, Smith, Tallahatchie, Walthall, Warren, Winston and Yazoo counties.
President Joe Biden must approve the request. If approved, this will provide assistance for debris removal and more.
More counties could be added at a later date.