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 2, 2003
News Release
Jackson, MS -- State and federal disaster recovery officials issued these recovery assistance tips for residents of Mississippi who suffered uninsured or underinsured losses resulting from the May 5th through 8th severe storms, tornadoes and high winds.
May 30, 2003
News Release
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.
May 28, 2003
News Release
Jackson, MS -- State of Mississippi and federal officials encourage residents of Calhoun, Clay, Chickasaw, Itawamba, Lee, Lowndes, Monroe, Pontotoc and Webster counties who suffered damage or losses from the May 5th through 8th severe storms, tornadoes and high winds to apply for disaster assistance as soon as possible.
May 27, 2003
News Release
Jackson, MS -- State and federal disaster management officials will open a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Egypt on Wednesday, May 28th, to assist Mississippians who suffered losses during the May 5th through 8th severe storms, tornadoes and high winds. The center, available to anyone who sustained damage during that severe weather, will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, until further notice.
May 23, 2003
News Release
Washington, D.C. -- Federal disaster aid has been made available to help families and businesses in northeastern Mississippi recover from the effects of tornadoes and other extreme weather that struck the area earlier this month, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today.

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