City Pays $1.45M to Clean Up After Tornado, Awaits Repayment

Dollar 1443244 1920

dollar, money

MCCOMB, Miss. – A southwest Mississippi city has paid $1.45 million to clean up from an April 23 tornado and now awaits reimbursement from federal and state disaster agencys.

The Enterprise-Journal reports McComb made its final payment to a debris removal contractor and a monitoring company last week.

That’s more than twice the $600,000 McComb paid to clean up from a May 2019 tornado that hit the same parts of town.

The city board borrowed $1.5 million from its capital improvement fund to pay for the cleanup and must repay that money by Sept. 30.

The federal government is supposed to get 75% of the cost back from the federal government and 12.5% back from the state, leaving it to pay about $180,000.

(For copyright information, check with the distributor of this item, Enterprise-Journal.)

8/31/2020 5:37:21 PM (GMT -5:00)

Categories: Archives, Local News, Regional and US News