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 4, 2003
News Release
Jackson, MS -- A total of $21,773,973 in federal/state disaster aid has been approved for residents of 30 central and southwestern Mississippi counties who sustained damages during the April 6th through 25th, 2003, severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. President Bush declared the counties disaster areas on April 24, at the request of Gov. Ronnie Musgrove. As of today, 7,315 Mississippians have applied for the various forms of federal/state disaster assistance.
June 3, 2003
News Release
Jackson, MS -- Residents and business owners in 30 central and southwest Mississippi counties, who sustained damage from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding of April 6th through 25th, have only three more weeks to apply for disaster assistance. June 23rd is the last day applications will be accepted. That is also the deadline for submitting loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for disaster-related losses to real and personal property.
June 2, 2003
News Release
Jackson, MS -- Disaster applicants who suffered damage from the April 6th though 25th severe storms, tornadoes and flooding who receive a loan application from the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) should take the time to fill it out - even if they don't want a loan - urged disaster recovery officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA).
May 30, 2003
News Release
Jackson, MS -- When natural or man-made disasters damage community infrastructure, everyone residing in the affected community feels the pain, not only those who directly and personally suffer damage from the event. Inconveniences caused by road and bridge damage, disruption in community services such as schools, libraries, hospitals and local and state government facilities, all contribute to post-disaster hardship. Many times the extent of damage to a community is beyond its capability to adequately recover.
May 29, 2003
News Release
Jackson, MS -- A total of $15,857,476 in federal/state disaster aid has been approved for the State of Mississippi as a result of the April 6th through 25th, 2003, severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. President Bush declared 30 Mississippi counties disaster areas on April 24, at the request of Gov. Ronnie Musgrove. As of today, 5,406 Mississippians have applied for the various forms of federal/state disaster assistance.
May 29, 2003
News Release
Jackson, MS -- A federal/state mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will return to Rankin County beginning Monday, June 2nd, to bring state and federal assistance information directly to those residents affected by the April 6th through 25th severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. The mobile DRC will be in Rankin County June 2nd, 3rd and 4th, and will be located at the Rankin County Annex Building (aka Supervisors Annex Building), 211 East Government Street, in Brandon. The hours of operation will be from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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