Most Debris Cleared 3 Months after Miss. Tornado

YAZOO CITY, Miss. (AP) - Three months after a monster tornado ripped nearly 150 miles through Mississippi, most of the debris has been cleared and survivors are rebuilding homes and businesses.

In the hardest hit areas of Yazoo City, businesses that lost their roofs in the April 24 storm have been repaired and reopened. Contractors could be seen last week installing new power lines, and volunteers were helping repair houses.

Officials say the Federal Emergency Management Agency awarded nearly $3.3 million to more than 800 applicants for individual assistance after the tornado.

The Small Business Administration made nearly $2.4 million in loans, most of it for home repairs.

The storm system killed 10 people in Mississippi and two in Alabama.

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