Biloxi, MS -- In the aftermath of recent flooding from Tropical Storm Allison, plus the continuous threat of flooding during the hurricane season, disaster officials are reminding residents that they may purchase flood insurance coverage through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), a part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Biloxi, MS -- Three FEMA/MEMA damage inspection teams are working cooperatively in the field to assist local governments and agencies in Harrison, Hancock, Jackson, George and Pear River counties prepare documentation necessary to receive federal and state funds that will enable these counties to restore and repair damages caused by Tropical Storm Allison.
Biloxi, MS -- The next step in the process of local governments applying for disaster assistance will begin on Wednesday with a briefing for local officials. Communities in the five counties of George, Jackson, Harrison, Hancock and Pearl River will be briefed on eligible damages and the funding process. The Applicant Briefing will be held at 1:30 p.m., June 27, in the auditorium of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources, 1141 Bayview Avenue in Biloxi.
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 ApprovedPublic Assistance Definitions
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.
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