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Mississippi Tornadoes and Severe Storms (DR-1360)

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Incident period: February 16, 2001 to March 15, 2001
Major Disaster Declaration declared on February 23, 2001


April 3, 2001 - News Release

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 of safe rooms to protect against injury during tornadoes and windstorms.

April 2, 2001 - News Release

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 homes and businesses. "Scam artists are often ready to seize an opportunity to capitalize on the misfortune of others," John D. Hannah, FEMA federal coordinating officer, warned. The following suggestions are offered:

March 30, 2001 - News Release

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 damages in the February and March windstorms and tornadoes.

Financial Assistance

If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $18,209,539.53 $9,579,191.49 $8,903,962.17
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 06:30 (Updated daily)

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