Mississippi Tornadoes and Severe Storms (DR-1360)

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

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

March 7, 2001
News Release
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 by winter storms on Feb. 16 and 24. The mobile center, a satellite--equipped Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) bus, will be the sixth recovery center established in the field to advise residents on obtaining the aid they are eligible to receive.
March 5, 2001
News Release
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 documents lost in the Feb. 16th and 24th storms and tornadoes. Volunteer members of the Mississippi Bar Association Young Lawyers Division will be available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Help can be obtained by calling 1-800-682-6423.
March 1, 2001
News Release
Tupelo, MS -- Teams of community relations specialists will visit Mississippi's newly declared disaster counties beginning today to explain state and federal assistance programs to business and homeowners who suffered damage during the recent severe storm and tornadoes.
February 27, 2001
News Release
Washington, DC -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster aid has been authorized for tornado victims in northern Mississippi under an amended major disaster declaration issued for the state by President Bush last Friday.
February 23, 2001
News Release
Washington, DC -- Federal disaster aid has been made available for Mississippi families and communities victimized by tornadoes and other extreme weather that hit the state late last week, according to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh said President Bush authorized the assistance under a major disaster declaration issued for the state this morning. The declaration covers damage to private and public property from severe storms and tornadoes that occurred on February 16.

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