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Mississippi Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding (DR-1459)

Incident period: April 06, 2003 to April 25, 2003
Major Disaster Declaration declared on April 24, 2003


June 19, 2003 - News Release

Jackson, MS -- Monday, June 23rd, is the last day for residents of Amite, Attala, Claiborne, Clarke, Copiah, Franklin, Hinds, Holmes, Issaquena, Jasper, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Kemper, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Leake, Lincoln, Madison, Marion, Neshoba, Newton, Pearl River, Pike, Rankin, Scott, Simpson, Smith, Walthall, Warren, Wayne and Yazoo counties to apply for federal and state disaster assistance under President Bush's disaster declaration of April 24, 2003.

June 17, 2003 - News Release

Jackson, MS -- Seconds save lives! The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Mississippi Emergency Management Agency recommend that every home have a NOAA Weather Radio receiver as standard equipment. These receivers are equipped with a special alarm tone feature that can sound an alert and give you immediate information about a life-threatening situation.

June 16, 2003 - News Release

Jackson, MS -- June 23rd - only seven days away -is the deadline to apply for disaster assistance. Residents and business owners located in the 31 central and southwestern Mississippi disaster-declared counties and who suffered storm damage during the April 6th through 25th severe storms, tornadoes and flooding, must apply for federal and state disaster assistance by June 23, 2003, to be eligible for disaster aid.

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.

Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.

Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved: Total Individual & Households Program - Dollars Approved* Total Housing Assistance - Dollars Approved* Total Other Needs Assistance - Dollars Approved*
Total Amount 9,408 $18,270,709.28 $7,651,000.29 $10,619,708.99
Last Updated: Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 05:04 (Updated daily)

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 $5,991,973.09 $559,485.46 $5,471,976.93
Last Updated: Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 05:56 (Updated daily)

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