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Tornado victims report being turned away from hotels, meetings scheduled to address concerns



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Meetings are being held by various agencies to address some questions and concerns from tornado victims. (Image source: WLBT)

Victims of the Rolling Fork tornado, while still trying to pick up the pieces, are now being turned away from some hotels, according to a report by WLBT. The residents have turned to several agencies for answers on how to move forward.

Hundreds of volunteers, faith-based groups, and private sector partners, in addition to federal, state and local officials, are continuing their efforts to aid individuals who are grappling with determining their next course of action.

“Housing in the community is gonna be a three to five-year effort because of the level of devastation. So we’re trying to prepare the community for the long-term road to recovery by first of all telling them the truth. But also to assure them that nobody will walk away before the job is complete,” Mississippi Congressman Bennie Thompson told WLBT.

According to the report, a series of town hall meetings is being held by various agencies such as FEMA, MEMA, the Small Business Administration and the American Red Cross to offer assistance and address certain questions from the public. The initial gathering took place on Tuesday evening at South Delta Elementary School in Rolling Fork.

Belzoni will host a town hall meeting on Wednesday for victims of the Silver City storm. The final meeting is scheduled to take place in Winona on Thursday.

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