GAUTIER, Miss. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) report that more than $4 million in disaster assistance has been sent to hurricane victims.
GAUTIER, Miss. -- Many Mississippi victims of Hurricane Ivan have called the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or (TTY) 1-800-462-7585 to register for disaster assistance and, afterwards, received a loan application from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Recovery officials are urging everyone who has received such an application to take time to fill it out and return it promptly.
GAUTIER, Miss. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) announce the closing schedule for the three remaining Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) currently open. Thus far, more than 3,800 people have visited DRCs that were open throughout the affected areas. Those who would like to visit a DRC for disaster information may go to any one of the open centers listed below until the closing date. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Individual Assistance - Dollars ApprovedIndividual Assistance Definitions
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.
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Public Assistance - Dollars ApprovedPublic Assistance Definitions
Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President
Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President
Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards
*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.
*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.
|Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated*||Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated*||Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*|