Prentiss County supervisors have approved a resolution allowing the county to seek assistance for damages related to recent heavy rains and flooding.

The board voted Tuesday to adopt a resolution declaring a local emergency due to flooding which began on June 8. Several county roads were damaged due to the heavy rainfall.

The resolution is the first step in obtaining state or federal aid to offset the costs of repairs due to the flooding.

The board also heard Tuesday from County Engineer Kent Geno with Cook Coggin Engineers about preparations to seek Emergency Road and Bridge Repair funds from the state. The state administered funding will begin accepting applications on July 1 with all applications due by Aug. 16. The state will then evaluate all projects submitted and award funding for approved projects by around Oct. 1.

Banner Independent Editor

Managing editor of the Daily Corinthian’s sister newspaper, Booneville’s Banner-Independent, Brant Sappington has been a member of the Daily Corinthian family since 2001.

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