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December 18, 2002
News Release
Jackson, MS -- Mississippi disaster-aid applicants who are not eligible for a low-interest loan from the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) may be eligible for a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) and State of Mississippi's Individual and Family Grant program. The Individual and Family Grant (IFG) program provides a safety net for people who have exhausted all other means of assistance and still have financial obligations resulting from the tornadoes, flooding and severe storms, which began November 24.
January 31, 2002
News Release
Jackson, MS -- With the February 5th deadline to apply for federal and state disaster assistance approaching, 2,439 Mississippians have already received $9,024,587 in disaster aid as a result of President Bush's disaster declaration on December 7, 2001. The presidential declaration was in response to a request by Gov. Ronnie Musgrove.
January 30, 2002
News Release
Jackson, MS -- With Tuesday, February 5th, being the last day for residents and business owners in the 17 Mississippi counties designated disaster areas to apply (1-800-621-3362) for disaster assistance, an unusually large number of applications (167) were received this past weekend, according to Gracia Szczech, the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) federal coordinating officer and Mississippi State Coordinating Officer Leon Shaifer.
January 24, 2002
News Release
Jackson, MS -- With the February 5th application deadline for federal and state disaster assistance approaching, total aid delivered to residents and businesses in the 17 disaster-stricken Mississippi counties reached $7,676,773, today. So far, 1,855 applications have been received from individuals, families and business owners who sustained disaster losses resulting from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred between November 24 and December 17, 2001.
January 22, 2002
News Release
Jackson, MS -- Only two weeks remain to apply for state and federal disaster assistance to help with recovery from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that ravaged Mississippi during November 24 through December 17. The deadline is Tuesday, February 5, 2002. All that is required to apply for disaster assistance is one toll-free phone call to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). That number is 1-800-621-3362, or 1-800-462-7585 for the hearing or speech impaired.
January 17, 2002
News Release
Jackson, MS -- Federal and state disaster assistance to the 17 disaster-stricken Mississippi counties reached $5,237,601, today. Applications totaling 1,563 have been received from individuals, families and business owners who sustained disaster losses resulting from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding which occurred between November 24 and December 17, 2001.
January 16, 2002
News Release
Jackson, MS -- A Disaster Information Helpline is in operation for those who were affected by the recent severe storms, tornadoes and flooding and who already have applied to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for disaster assistance. The Helpline number for assistance is 1-800-621-3362, or 1-800-462-7585 for the hearing or speech impaired. The hours of operation are 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday, and 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday.
January 15, 2002
News Release
Jackson, MS -- Residents located in Coahoma and Tallahatchie counties who are unemployed because of the recent severe storms, tornadoes and flooding are now eligible to apply for disaster unemployment assistance. State Coordinating Officer for the disaster recovery effort, Leon Shaifer, reported that the State of Mississippi Employment Security Commission has requested and has received supplemental funding for disaster unemployment assistance for Coahoma and Tallahatchie counties.
January 15, 2002
News Release
Jackson, MS -- The process of applying for federal disaster assistance for debris removal, emergency protective measures, and the repair, restoration and replacement of public facilities damaged as a result of the recent severe storms, tornadoes and flooding, will be explained at a briefing for community officials in Tate County.
January 11, 2002
News Release
Jackson, MS -- Disaster assistance for Tate County has been expanded to include aid for local governments affected by the recent severe storms, tornadoes and flooding in Mississippi, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh said the additional assistance was approved following a review of damage data gathered by federal, state and local disaster recovery officials. Under the original declaration issued by President Bush on December 7, the county was designated for aid to individuals, families and business owners.

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