Senator Hyde-Smith believes preparedness is imperative to protecting lives and property when severe storms and natural disasters hit Mississippi and other areas of the country.  A state-level lawmaker when Hurricane Katrina devastated the state, she recognizes the role of the federal government in helping individuals, communities, and the state rebound after such disasters.  Senator Hyde-Smith supports the Federal Emergency Management Agency and efforts to improve the agency’s effectiveness.


County officials confident of federal disaster declaration

Monroe Journal

County officials confident of federal disaster declaration

By Ray Van Dusen

ABERDEEN – After reading off a long list of expenses related to mid-April’s severe weather outbreak, county road manager Sonny Clay told the board of supervisors April 26 he is confident there will be federal...

Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith visits Tenn-Tom Waterway

WCBI-TV Columbus

Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith visits Tenn-Tom Waterway

By Sydney Franklin

ABERDEEN, Miss. (WCBI) – It could be December before shipping on the Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway returns to normal.

The update came Tuesday during a briefing at the Aberdeen Lock and Dam.

U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde...