News Releases for Mississippi Tornadoes and Severe Storms (DR-1360)

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Tuesday, April 3, 2001 - 00:00
Tupelo, MS -- Advisors from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation team will be touring local sites during the next week to demonstrate the effectiveness and affordability...
Monday, April 2, 2001 - 00:00
Tupelo, MS -- State and federal disaster recovery officials advise Mississippi residents who have disaster--related damage to be extremely careful when hiring contractors to clean up and repair their...
Friday, March 30, 2001 - 00:00
Tupelo, MS -- With the deadline for registering for disaster recovery assistance approaching, state and federal officials have already approved more than $12.8 million to Mississippians who suffered...
Thursday, March 22, 2001 - 00:00
Tupelo, MS -- Residents of the 50 Mississippi disaster-declared counties, including the recently declared 12 southern Mississippi counties, may be eligible for federal disaster unemployment benefits...
Thursday, March 22, 2001 - 00:00
Tupelo, MS -- Disaster assistance to Mississippi's 50 tornado-ravaged counties reached $7.9 million in the first month of federal/state recovery efforts as the number of residents applying for state...
Thursday, March 22, 2001 - 00:00
Tupelo, MS -- As the federal-state disaster recovery effort gains momentum, a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mobile disaster recovery center (DRC) will begin making rounds in five...
Saturday, March 17, 2001 - 00:00
Tupelo, MS -- A disaster information Helpline has been established for those Mississippians affected by the Feb. 16 and 24 tornadoes and violent windstorms who need information about disaster...
Saturday, March 17, 2001 - 00:00
Tupelo, MS -- Due to the large number of requests for information regarding construction of storm-resistant "Safe Rooms," arrangements have been made with The Home Depot, 1074 Cross Creek Drive, in...
Friday, March 16, 2001 - 00:00
Tupelo, MS -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved an initial allocation of $50,000 to pay for 60 days of free counseling services for those who suffered losses and had their...
Thursday, March 15, 2001 - 00:00
Tupelo, MS -- Sixty percent of the state of Mississippi has been declared a federal disaster area following new designations Thursday for 15 counties hit by severe storms March 12. Fifty of the...
Thursday, March 15, 2001 - 00:00
Tupelo, MS -- The way to federal and state disaster assistance that became available to storm victims in southern Mississippi counties Thursday is an easy one. Call 1-800-462-9029! All it takes is a...
Tuesday, March 13, 2001 - 00:00
Tupelo, MS -- Individuals and business owners in Lowndes County can get a first-hand look at a tornado "safe room" March 15 - 18, in an exhibit stationed at Lowe's Home Improvement Center, 2320 Hwy....
Tuesday, March 13, 2001 - 00:00
Tupelo, MS -- Two disaster recovery centers that have been helping Mississippi families hit by the February tornadoes with their requests for federal and state assistance will close Wednesday having...
Monday, March 12, 2001 - 00:00
Tupelo, MS -- Federal and state inspectors were dispatched into South Mississippi counties today to make preliminary assessments of damages resulting from severe storms, which lashed the area today...
Saturday, March 10, 2001 - 00:00
Tupelo, MS -- Residents of Mississippi's 35 disaster counties who have registered for state and federal assistance were reminded Saturday that they must fill out Small Business Administration (SBA)...
Friday, March 9, 2001 - 00:00
Tupelo, MS -- Property owners planning to rebuild after sustaining damage in Mississippi's recent storms should include in their plans measures to make their structures stronger to minimize damage in...
Friday, March 9, 2001 - 00:00
Tupelo, MS -- Americorps, a domestic Peace Corps, will send two teams to Mississippi to aid in tornado debris clean-up, John D. Hannah of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the federal...
Thursday, March 8, 2001 - 00:00
Tupelo, MS -- The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and the state Department of Environmental Quality issued guidelines Thursday (March 8) on disposing of debris generated by the...
Wednesday, March 7, 2001 - 00:00
Tupelo, MS -- A mobile recovery center will begin touring some of Mississippi's tornado disaster counties Thursday to bring state and federal assistance information directly into neighborhoods raked...
Monday, March 5, 2001 - 00:00
Tupelo, MS -- Free legal assistance with disaster-related problems will be available to low-income residents of Mississippi's declared counties to answer legal questions and help replace important...

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