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

Incident period: May 5, 2003 to May 8, 2003
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 23, 2003

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

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.
June 16, 2003
News Release
Jackson, MS -- Mississippi residents who suffered storm damage to their personal or business properties during the May 5th through 8th severe storms, tornadoes and high winds, should apply for recovery assistance whether the losses were insured or not. That's the word today from state and federal officials coordinating the disaster recovery effort.
June 13, 2003
News Release
Jackson, MS -- Residents located in the nine disaster-declared northeast Mississippi counties who are unemployed because of the May 5th through 8th severe storms, tornadoes and high winds may be eligible to apply for disaster unemployment assistance.
June 12, 2003
News Release
Jackson, MS -- Disaster applicants in nine northeast Mississippi counties who suffered damage from the May 5th though 8th severe storms, tornadoes and high winds and 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).

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