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FEMA approves funds for storm repairs in Marion County

MARION COUNTY, TN. (AP) - Federal disaster aid has been approved for state government and local governments in a half-dozen counties following severe weather in June.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced money was available to repair or replace public facilities damaged in storms June 18-24.

The declaration covers Claiborne, Grainger, Henderson, Knox, Loudon and Marion counties.

FEMA says federal funds are available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation in all counties of the state.

There was severe damage from tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding in the affected counties.

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