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June 23, 2008
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Families and individuals in Bolivar, Warren, Washington and Wilkinson counties who suffered damage from severe storms and flooding that began March 20 have two weeks to register for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The deadline is July 7.
June 10, 2008
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. - Bolivar, Warren, Washington and Wilkinson County March 20 flood victims who do not qualify for a disaster loan from the Small Business Administration (SBA) may be referred to the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Other Needs Assistance program to help with disaster-related expenses. To determine an applicant?s eligibility for a disaster loan, he or she first must register with FEMA for disaster aid. After registering, a determination will be made regarding the registrant?s eligibility for an SBA disaster loan.
June 10, 2008
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- Bolivar, Warren, Washington and Wilkinson County March 20 flood victims who do not qualify for a disaster loan from the Small Business Administration (SBA) may be referred to the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Other Needs Assistance program to help with disaster-related expenses. To determine an applicant's eligibility for a disaster loan, he or she first must register with FEMA for disaster aid. After registering, a determination will be made regarding the registrant's eligibility for an SBA disaster loan.
June 2, 2008
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- For individuals who experienced losses in recent Mississippi flooding, there are two important steps to qualify for federal help: Register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which can provide immediate rental assistance for people whose homes and apartments are unlivable. If you receive a U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loan application, complete and return the application as soon as possible.
May 31, 2008
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- Don't despair if you receive a letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency stating that disaster assistance is not available to you. It may be that FEMA cannot complete the assistance evaluation process until insurance claims are settled and submitted to FEMA for review. Insured applicants may still be eligible for disaster funds. Federal disaster aid is designed to help with uninsured or under-insured losses caused by a disaster.
May 30, 2008
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- With damaged homes, many flood victims in Bolivar, Warren, Washington and Wilkinson counties are urgently seeking contractors to make repairs or rebuild. But the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency caution residents to watch for potential scams during the recovery process. Here are some tips recommended by the Mississippi Attorney General's Office to guard against con artists or unscrupulous workers:
May 30, 2008
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- As many residents of Bolivar, Warren, Washington and Wilkinson Counties register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for financial disaster assistance in recovering from their recent severe storm and flooding losses, others may have concerns that will prevent them from applying. Here are responses to some of the more common concerns:
May 29, 2008
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- With sizable disaster assistance checks being distributed to storm victims in Bolivar, Warren, Washington and Wilkinson Counties, state and federal emergency officials are urging recipients to handle the money carefully and spend it only for disaster-related losses. "This is a time when people are particularly vulnerable, and predators are quick to take advantage of them," said MEMA Director Mike Womack. "Caution is the operative word."
May 26, 2008
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. ? Federal Emergency Management Agency mitigation specialists will be available to help people learn more about rebuilding stronger and safer homes Tuesday through Saturday (May 27-31) from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at four area home improvement stores. Specialists will offer suggestions on how to deal with mold and mildew, select a contractor and apply for financial assistance. They will also have information on how to protect homes from future flooding and the National Flood Insurance Program.
May 24, 2008
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- More than $1 million in disaster aid has been approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency through May 22 for 172 applicants in Bolivar, Warren, Washington and Wilkinson Counties as a result of the severe storms and flooding which began March 20. Of that amount, $873,410 was approved for housing assistance and $133,031 for other disaster-related needs. As of May 22, rental assistance has been approved for 124 applicants.

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