The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved disaster relief funding for local entities.

The agency awarded a public assistance grant of $2,265,868.31 to the City of Corinth to make up 75 percent of debris removal costs incurred as a result of the remnants of Tropical Storm Olga on Oct. 26.

The Alcorn County Electric Power Association will use $1,261,342 to cover the cost of replacing 218 utility poles, 105 transformers, and associated personnel costs following Tropical Storm Olga.

Earlier this month, FEMA also awarded $1.48 million to support the City of Corinth’s repair of an underground storm drainage system also damaged by Olga. Commonly referred to as the “arch pipe,” it is in the South Corinth area.

FEMA Public Assistant Grants provide supplemental disaster assistance to state, local and tribal governments, and certain types of private, nonprofit organizations for debris removal, emergency protective measures, and the repair, replacement, or restoration of disaster-damaged, publicly owned facilities.

U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith announced the grant awards.

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