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

Incident period: April 6, 2003 to April 25, 2003
Major Disaster Declaration declared on April 24, 2003

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

June 10, 2003
News Release
Jackson, MS -- Disaster assistance information is as near as your telephone for residents of Mississippi's 31 counties declared as disaster areas by President Bush on April 24, 2003. Those who sustained storm damage but were unable to visit a fixed-site or mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in their area can learn about federal and state disaster aid by calling FEMA's Helpline, 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).
June 9, 2003
News Release
Jackson, MS -- Only two weeks remain to apply for state and federal disaster assistance to help residents recover from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that ravaged central and southwest Mississippi during April 6th through 25th, 2003. The deadline to apply for assistance is June 23rd.
June 9, 2003
News Release
Jackson, MS -- State of Mississippi and federal officials encourage residents of Jefferson Davis County who suffered damage or losses from the April 6th through 25th severe storms, tornadoes and flooding to apply for disaster assistance as soon as possible. To apply, simply call the toll-free application number, 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for persons with speech or hearing impairments.
June 6, 2003
News Release
Jackson, MS -- Mississippians who sustained storm damage during the April 6th through 25th severe storms, tornadoes and flooding and who have settled with their insurance companies still should consider applying for federal/state disaster assistance, disaster officials said today. Long-term recovery officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) urge everyone with storm losses to apply for disaster aid to protect against unpleasant surprises.
June 6, 2003
News Release
Jackson, MS -- Disaster assistance for Jefferson Davis County has been made available to help homeowners, renters and businesses recover from the effects of the April 6th through 25th severe storms, tornadoes and flooding in Mississippi, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today.
June 5, 2003
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 (FEMA) and the State of Mississippi. The grant program provides a safety net for people who have exhausted all other means of assistance and still have financial obligations resulting from the April 6th through 25th severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. Unlike loans, the grants do not have to be repaid.

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