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 11, 2003
News Release
Jackson, MS -- A total of $793,789 in federal/state disaster aid has been approved for residents of the nine northeast Mississippi counties who sustained damages during the May 5th through 8th, 2003, severe storms, tornadoes and high winds. President Bush declared the counties disaster areas on May 23rd, at the request of Gov. Ronnie Musgrove. As of today, 209 Mississippians have applied for the various forms of federal/state disaster assistance.
June 10, 2003
News Release
Jackson, MS -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)/State Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) located in Egypt is scheduled to close Friday, June 13, at 6:00 p.m. Until then the center will remain open daily, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Egypt DRC is located at the Egypt Voting Precinct & Community Center, 253 County Road 177, in the Egypt community near Okolona.
June 9, 2003
News Release
Jackson, MS -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved a Crisis Counseling Immediate Services grant application by the State of Mississippi to pay for free counseling services in three Mississippi counties. The program is aimed at assisting those who had their lives thrown into disarray and confusion by the May 5th through 8th severe storms, tornadoes and high winds. The three counties in which residents are eligible to participate in the program are Chickasaw, Itawamba and Monroe.
June 6, 2003
News Release
Jackson, MS -- Mississippians who sustained storm damage during the May 5th through 8th severe storms, tornadoes and high winds and who have settled with their insurance companies still should consider applying for federal/state disaster assistance, disaster officials said today. Long-term recovery officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) urge everyone with storm losses to apply for disaster aid to protect against unpleasant surprises.
June 5, 2003
News Release
Jackson, MS -- If your home or business was damaged in northeast Mississippi as a result of the May 5th through 8th severe storms, tornado and high winds, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) recommend that you take steps in rebuilding to minimize the harm that could come in a future disaster.
June 4, 2003
News Release
Jackson, MS -- A total of $359,777 in federal/state disaster aid has been approved for residents of the nine northeast Mississippi counties who sustained damages during the May 5th through 8th severe storms, tornadoes and high winds. President Bush declared the counties disaster areas on May 23rd, at the request of Gov. Ronnie Musgrove. As of today, 183 Mississippians have applied for the various forms of federal/state disaster assistance.

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