Mississippi Severe Storms and Tornadoes (DR-1398)

Incident period: November 24, 2001 to December 17, 2001
Major Disaster Declaration declared on December 7, 2001

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

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.
January 11, 2002
News Release
Jackson, MS -- Disaster assistance for Coahoma and Tallahatchie counties has been expanded to include aid for homeowners, renters and businesses affected by the recent severe storms, tornadoes and flooding in Mississippi, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today.
January 10, 2002
News Release
Jackson, MS -- Federal and state disaster assistance to the 15 disaster-stricken Mississippi counties reached $2,908,714, today. Applications totaling 1,229 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.

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