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June 30, 2008
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- The following is a summary of Mississippi recovery efforts as of June 25, 2008: Individual support continues with nearly $1.3 billion to individuals and families:
June 23, 2008
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- When the average person thinks of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its role in the recovery of a community after a disaster, images of the initial response usually come to mind; a man in a FEMA shirt sitting at a table signing residents up for disaster assistance, an assembly line of workers unloading bottles of water from a truck and handing them to waiting disaster victims or, perhaps, a FEMA official joining local, state and national leaders on a tour of the disaster area.
June 16, 2008
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- A federal grant will pay for two 5,000-square-foot facilities on the Perkinston Elementary School and Stone Elementary campuses in Stone County. The buildings' design will follow established federal guidelines for shelter construction. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will provide grants for nearly $3 million from the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) to fund the projects. The HMGP is administered by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency which identifies and manages the projects from beginning to closeout.
June 13, 2008
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- Voluntary Agency Liaisons (VAL) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will conduct a Helping Hands Workshop to be held 6 to 7:30 p.m., June 17 at the Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library, 312 Highway 90 in Bay St. Louis. The Bay St. Louis event will mark the 17th workshop conducted by FEMA VAL across the lower six counties, targeting families in FEMA temporary housing. Organizers estimate nearly 1,000 applicants have attended the events.
June 11, 2008
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- The 2008 hurricane season is here and storm preparedness information is available online at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) Web sites.
June 5, 2008
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- Across south Mississippi, communities are beginning to adopt the new Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRM). As this process unfolds, federal and state officials encourage residents to examine their own status regarding flood insurance coverage. Some communities, such as Gulfport and Pascagoula, have already adopted the new maps. Residents of those communities who had flood insurance policies in effect at the time their new maps were adopted may save hundreds of dollars in lower premiums because they were able to maintain their current flood zones.
June 2, 2008
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- Three Mississippi communities will receive more than $250,000 in federal grants for the purchase and installation of nine portable generators that will provide power to critical facilities in the event of a disaster. The Columbus Light and Water Department in Columbus, Miss. will receive approximately $136,000 for two generators; the City of Ocean Springs will receive approximately $26,000 for one generator; the City of Ridgeland will receive approximately $98,000 for six generators.
May 30, 2008
News Release
Biloxi, Miss. -- The following is a summary of Mississippi recovery efforts as of May 27, 2008: Individual support continues with nearly $1.3 billion to individuals and families:
May 30, 2008
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- Do you or a family member have a disability? Will you be responsible for the care of an elderly adult in case of an emergency or disaster? Do you have small children that will need extra supplies and care in the event of a hurricane? If the answer to any of these questions is "yes," then you should consider now what extra steps to take in your disaster plan.
May 29, 2008
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- Restoring business is an important part of recovery from disasters. Businesses that plan for disaster before a storm typically have less damage, loss, and downtime than those that do not. It's a good reason, according to federal and state officials, to include disaster preparations in the normal course of business planning.

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