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
May 22, 2008
CLINTON, Miss. -- Bolivar, Warren, Washington and Wilkinson County residents and business owners who are out of work as a direct result of the recent severe storms and flooding may be eligible for weekly benefit payments under the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) program. Funded by FEMA, the program is administered by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.
May 19, 2008
CLINTON, Miss. -- Mold in flood-damaged houses can cause health problems if it is not eliminated. People with asthma, allergies and other breathing conditions may be more sensitive to mold, and people with immune suppression are more susceptible to mold infections, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Quick action can minimize the damage caused by mold and stop its spread. Do not wait for an inspector to begin clean-up. If possible, take pictures of the damage. The CDC and the Environmental Protection Agency recommend the following steps:
May 15, 2008
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Community Relations (CR) specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and county emergency management agencies are reaching out to people affected by the March 20 flooding.
May 8, 2008
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Bush's major disaster declaration.
May 8, 2008
WASHINGTON - The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster aid has been made available for the state of Mississippi to help people and communities recover from the effects of severe storms and flooding beginning on March 20, 2008, and continuing.