Tunica County on hold for flood relief

By The Associated Press

TUNICA — Tunica County officials are still waiting and hoping for federal assistance to help offset the cost of flood-related cleanup and repairs.

A Public Assistance Disaster Declaration would clear the way for local governments to receive up to 75 percent reimbursement for the costs incurred cleaning up and repairing public property in the aftermath of the Mississippi River flooding.

Individual assistance was approved weeks ago.

Larry Liddell, Tunica County’s public information officer, tells The Commercial Appeal that his county has no dollar estimate it can release yet on how much has been spent on flood-related issues.