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July 25, 2008
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Families and individuals in Hinds County, who suffered damage from the severe storms and tornadoes of April 4, have until Monday, July 28, to register for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA and MEMA officials also remind applicants that even if they have insurance, there are things insurance does not fully cover. While federal disaster aid does not cover insurance deductibles, if you were underinsured, it could help with items not covered by insurance.
July 21, 2008
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Families and individuals in Hinds County, who suffered damage from the severe storms and tornadoes of April 4, have one more week to register for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The deadline is Monday, July 28. FEMA and MEMA officials also remind applicants that even if they have insurance, there are things insurance does not fully cover. While federal disaster aid does not cover insurance deductibles, if you were underinsured, it could help with items not covered by insurance.
June 16, 2008
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- For individuals who experienced losses in recent tornadoes in Hinds County, there are two important steps to qualify for federal help:
June 10, 2008
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- In a continuing effort to provide information to those affected by the severe storms and tornadoes of April 4, the Federal Emergency Management Agency now provides an automated status update function to its registration phone line for those who have registered for assistance.
June 10, 2008
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- The last day the FEMA/MEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Hinds County will be open is Thursday, June 12, 2008. The hours of operation through Thursday are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Residents of Hinds County who have suffered storm damage during the April 4 severe storms and tornadoes are encouraged to visit the center if they need assistance or information regarding their claim. Representatives from FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration, MEMA and voluntary agencies are available at the center.
June 9, 2008
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency's Public Assistance program helps communities recover following a disaster by reimbursing governments and non-profit organizations for a percentage of costs for such things as emergency protective measures, debris removal or rebuilding and repairing infrastructure.
June 6, 2008
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- FEMA inspectors have completed nearly 300 inspections for Hinds County residents whose homes sustained damage from the April 4 severe storms and tornadoes. The U. S. Small Business Administration and various insurance companies also have inspectors in the field.
June 6, 2008
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- Mississippi residents and business owners in the disaster-declared counties of Bolivar, Warren, Washington and Wilkinson who sustained damage due to the March 20 severe storms and flooding have four weeks to apply for disaster assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The last day applications will be accepted for disaster assistance is July 7. Loan applications to the    U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for disaster-related losses must also be submitted by that date. 
June 4, 2008
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- A team of community relations specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be working with people affected by the tornadoes in Hinds County. The team will be canvassing the community to give people information about FEMA, Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and U.S. Small Business Administration programs that can help with temporary housing needs, repairs, low-interest loans and expenses not covered by insurance.
June 3, 2008
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- People who have applied for disaster assistance for losses sustained during the severe storms and tornadoes of April 4 may still be able to get help even if they have received a denial letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency saying they are ineligible because they are insured. People who get such a letter should consider visiting the FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center located at the Willie Morris Library, 4912 Old Canton Road, Jackson, to discuss details about their claim and to get advice after getting their insurance settlement papers.

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