Mississippi Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1753)

Incident period: March 20, 2008 to May 19, 2008
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 8, 2008

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

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. -- 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:

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How to Apply for Assistance

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» Call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) / 1-800-462-7585 (TTY)

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Mississippi, FEMA-1753-DR (PDF 34KB)
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