Mississippi gets money for transportation after flooding

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is receiving millions of federal dollars to pay for transportation needs after natural disasters.

The U.S. Department of Transportation on Thursday announced emergency funding for projects around the nation. Mississippi is slated to receive $16.6 million.

Nearly $10.3 million of that is to repair damage caused by flooding during February, when some roads collapsed during heavy rains.

About $5.7 million is for flood damage caused in late December 2018.

And, $650,000 will be allocated to Mississippi federal lands for rain damage from February through April 2019.

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