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
April 30, 2003
Jackson, MS -- A total of $2,076,253 in federal/state disaster aid has been approved for Mississippi residents who were affected by the April 6th through 14th, 2003 severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. President Bush, at the request of Gov. Ronnie Musgrove, declared 28 Mississippi counties as disaster areas. As of today, 881 Mississippians have applied for the various forms of federal/state disaster assistance.
April 29, 2003
Jackson, MS -- Teams of community relations specialists will visit Mississippi's 28 declared disaster counties beginning tomorrow to explain state and federal assistance programs to business owners and homeowners who suffered damage during the April 6-14, 2003, severe storms, tornadoes and flooding.
April 29, 2003
Jackson, MS -- State and federal disaster recovery officials are advising Mississippi residents who have disaster-related damage to be extremely careful when hiring contractors to clean up and repair their homes and businesses.
April 28, 2003
Jackson, MS -- State of Mississippi and federal officials encourage residents in the 28 counties who suffered damage or losses from the early April severe storms, tornadoes and flooding to register for disaster assistance as soon as possible. On April 24, President Bush declared these counties eligible for a wide range of Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) and state programs to help individuals, businesses, and designated local governments recover from the devastation caused by the onslaught of storms that struck the area over the period of April 6-14.
April 24, 2003
Washington, D.C. -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that President Bush has authorized the use of federal disaster funds to help people and communities in Mississippi recover from the effects of severe storms that struck the state earlier this month.