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Mississippi Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and High Winds (DR-1470)

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Incident period: May 05, 2003 to May 08, 2003
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 23, 2003


June 20, 2003 - News Release

Jackson, MS -- Mississippi residents and business owners located in the nine northeastern disaster-declared counties who suffered losses in the May 5th through 8th severe storms, tornadoes and high winds, have approximately one month left in which to apply for federal/state disaster recovery assistance. Nearly 240 individuals have applied for assistance to date. The nine Mississippi counties declared a disaster by President Bush on May 23rd are: Calhoun, Clay, Chickasaw, Itawamba, Lee, Lowndes, Monroe, Pontotoc and Webster.

June 19, 2003 - News Release

Jackson, MS -- Disaster assistance information is as near as your telephone for residents of Mississippi's nine counties declared as disaster areas by President Bush on May 23, 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). The speech or hearing impaired should call TTY 1-800-462-7585.

June 17, 2003 - News Release

Jackson, MS -- Seconds save lives! The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Mississippi Emergency Management Agency recommend that every home have a NOAA Weather Radio receiver as standard equipment. These receivers are equipped with a special alarm tone feature that can sound an alert and give you immediate information about a life-threatening situation.

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.

Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.

Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved: Total Individual & Households Program - Dollars Approved* Total Housing Assistance - Dollars Approved* Total Other Needs Assistance - Dollars Approved*
Total Amount 124 $740,552.45 $390,852.02 $349,700.43
Last Updated: Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 01:54 (Updated daily)

If and when public assistance obligated dollar information is available for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

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