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

May 29, 2003
News Release
Jackson, MS -- A federal/state mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will return to Pike County Thursday and Friday, June 5th and 6th,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 located at The Boardroom in the Pike County Courthouse, 100 South Cherry Street, in Magnolia. The hours of operation will be from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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 27, 2003
News Release
Jackson, MS -- State and federal disaster recovery officials issued these recovery assistance tips for residents of Marion and Pearl River counties who suffered uninsured or underinsured losses resulting from the April 6th through 25th severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. Marion and Pearl River counties were added May 19th to President Bush's original disaster declaration of April 24, 2003.
May 23, 2003
News Release
Jackson, MS -- Mississippi residents and business owners who suffered losses in the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding occurring April 6th through 25th, 2003, have one month left in which to apply for federal/state disaster recovery assistance. Nearly 4,100 individuals have applied for assistance to date.
May 22, 2003
News Release
Jackson, MS -- A mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will visit Pearl River County on Friday, May 30th, to bring state and federal assistance information directly to those residents affected by the April 6th through 25th severe storms, tornadoes and flooding.
May 22, 2003
News Release
Jackson, MS -- State of Mississippi and federal officials encourage residents of Marion and Pearl River counties 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

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