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Mississippi Severe Storms and Tornadoes (DR-1398)

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Incident period: November 24, 2001 to December 17, 2001
Major Disaster Declaration declared on December 07, 2001


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.

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 $5,456,042.93 $402,109.28 $5,117,212.83
Last Updated: Monday, October 12, 2015 - 06:50 (Updated daily)

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