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 16, 2003
News Release
Jackson, MS -- Mississippians who have applied for disaster assistance resulting from the April 6th through 14th severe storms, tornadoes and flooding and who suffered additional storm damage between April 15th through 25th may call the Helpline to obtain federal/state assistance to cover the added damage in the extended period. After an applicant calls requesting assistance for the additional damage, federal/state inspectors will re-inspect the damaged property to verify the need for additional aid.
May 15, 2003
News Release
Jackson, MS -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will visit Pike County on Saturday, May 24, to bring state and federal assistance information directly to those raked by the April 6th through 25th severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. Due to the severity of storm damages occurring after the initial declaration period - April 6 through 14 - the period of eligibility for disaster assistance has been extended to include people who suffered storm damage between April 6th through 25th, 2003.
May 15, 2003
News Release
Jackson, MS -- Mississippi residents who live in a disaster-declared county and who suffered storm damage between April 6th and 25th, 2003, are now eligible for federal/state disaster assistance. The original presidential disaster declaration was for the period April 6th through 14th; however, it was extended yesterday to include damage occurring between April 15th through 25th.
May 15, 2003
News Release
Jackson, MS -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will visit Walthall County to bring state and federal assistance information directly to those affected by the April 6th through 25th severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. Due to the severity of storm damages occurring after the initial declaration period - April 6 through 14 - the period of eligibility for disaster assistance has been extended to include people who suffered storm related losses between April 6th through 25th, 2003.
May 15, 2003
News Release
Jackson, MS -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will begin visiting Scott, Newton and Clarke counties beginning Wednesday, May 21, to bring state and federal assistance information directly into neighborhoods raked by the April 6th through 25th severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. Due to the severity of storm damages occurring after the initial declaration period - April 6 through 14 - the period of eligibility for disaster assistance has been extended to include people who suffered storm damage between April 6th through
May 14, 2003
News Release
Jackson, MS -- A total of $5,751,856 in federal/state disaster aid has been approved for the State of Mississippi as a result of the April 6th through 14th, 2003 severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. President Bush declared 28 Mississippi counties disaster areas at the request of Gov. Ronnie Musgrove on April 24. As of today, 2,653 Mississippians have applied for the various forms of federal/state disaster assistance.

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