Mississippi Tropical Storm Isidore (DR-1436)

Incident period: September 23, 2002 to October 6, 2002
Major Disaster Declaration declared on October 1, 2002

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

October 11, 2002
News Release
Gulfport, MS -- A mobile disaster recovery center will visit six additional cities in three Mississippi counties - Pike, Pearl River and Stone - over the next week to assist residents and business owners who were affected by the September 23 through October 6, 2002, severe weather that struck southern Mississippi. The mobile unit, provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), visited Liberty, MS in Amite County on Friday October 11.
October 11, 2002
News Release
Gulfport, MS -- More than $1.6 million in federal grants or loans has been approved to help Mississippians in seven counties that were declared disaster areas by the president following the severe weather that occurred between September 23 and October 6, 2002, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reported today.
October 10, 2002
News Release
Gulfport, MS -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) will open the first of three fixed-site Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC), 8:00 a.m., Friday, October 11, to assist storm victims who have registered for assistance following the severe weather occurring between September 23 and October 6, 2002.
October 10, 2002
News Release
Gulfport, MS -- A mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will visit Liberty tomorrow, Oct. 11, for one day only. It will be located at the Liberty Police and Fire Department and will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
October 8, 2002
News Release
Gulfport, MS -- State and federal disaster recovery officials advise Mississippi residents who have tropical storm related damage to be extremely careful when hiring contractors to clean up and repair their homes and businesses.
October 1, 2002
News Release
Washington, D. C. -- Federal disaster aid has been made available for Mississippi to help people and communities recover from the flooding rains unleashed by Tropical Storm Isidore last week, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh said the assistance was authorized under a major disaster declaration issued for the state by President Bush this afternoon. The declaration covers damage to private and public property caused by Isidore, which began affecting the state's coastline on September 23.

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