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

December 28, 2001
News Release
Jackson, MS -- Renters, homeowners and business owners who sustained losses as a result of the recent tornadoes, flooding and severe storms may find help through a variety of state and federal programs, according to state and federal disaster recovery officials. At the request of Gov. Ronnie Musgrove, 10 Mississippi counties were declared a major disaster area by President Bush on December 7, making them eligible for state and federal disaster assistance. Grenada, Lafayette, Leake, Scott and Tunica counties were added to the list of eligible counties on December 20th.
December 27, 2001
News Release
Jackson, MS -- Residents located in the 15 disaster declared Mississippi counties who are unemployed because of the recent tornadoes, flooding and severe storms 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 initial funding "A supplemental request for additional funds can be requested later if additional funds are needed," Shaifer said.
December 21, 2001
News Release
Jackson, MS -- Federal and state disaster assistance to the 15 disaster-stricken Mississippi counties reached $714,576, today. More than 778 applications have been received from individuals, families and business owners who sustained disaster losses resulting from the tornadoes, flooding and severe storms, which began November 24th.
December 20, 2001
News Release
Jackson, MS -- Disaster assistance for Benton, Bolivar, Coahoma, Humphreys, Leake, Marshall, Panola, Prentiss, Quitman, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tippah, Tunica and Washington has been expanded to include aid for local governments affected by the recent tornadoes, flooding and severe storms in Mississippi, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today.
December 20, 2001
News Release
Jackson, MS -- Disaster assistance for Grenada, Lafayette, Leake, Scott and Tunica County has been made available to help homeowners, renters and businesses recover from the effects of the recent severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that began November 24, in Mississippi, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today.
December 19, 2001
News Release
Jackson, MS -- A toll-free Disaster Information Helpline, 1-800-621-3362 (1-800-462-7585 for the hearing impaired), has been established for those who were affected by the recent tornadoes, flooding and severe storms and who have already registered for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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