Mississippi Hurricane Gustav (DR-1794)

Incident period: August 28, 2008 to September 8, 2008
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 22, 2008

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

December 31, 2008
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved a $2.5 million award to help the city of Waveland, Miss., recover from Hurricane Gustav. The award from FEMA's Public Assistance (PA) program will help the city repair utilities damaged when high storm surge and waves delivered by Gustav battered coastal areas bordered by South Beach Boulevard. The resulting erosion of fill material and limestone damaged underground utility lines and three lift stations along a 4.5 mile stretch.
November 17, 2008
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Mississippi residents in the five disaster-declared counties - Adams, Hancock, Harrison, Washington and Wilkinson - who sustained damage during Hurricane Gustav's severe weather of    Aug. 28 to Sept. 8, 2008, have only one week remaining to apply for federal and state disaster assistance, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008, is the last day applications will be accepted.
November 7, 2008
News Release
LONG BEACH, Miss. -- Disaster aid for homeowners, renters, business owners, state and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations affected by Hurricane Gustav reached $20,236,338 thus far, according to officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Twenty-two Mississippi counties were declared eligible for federal Public Assistance (PA) only and five counties were declared eligible for both PA and Individual Assistance (IA).
November 5, 2008
News Release
LONG BEACH, Miss. -- Nov. 25, 2008, is the deadline to register for federal and state Hurricane Gustav disaster aid, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Residents and business owners in Adams, Hancock, Harrison, Washington and Wilkinson counties, who suffered severe weather damages or losses during the period of Aug. 28 to Sept. 8, 2008, have only three weeks left to register for disaster assistance
October 31, 2008
News Release
LONG BEACH, Miss. -- Harrison County has been approved for a $1,053,506 federal grant to help pay the cost of removing and disposing of vegetative debris strewn by Hurricane Gustav along Harrison County's beachfront, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Mississippi Emergency Management Agency announced this week.
October 28, 2008
News Release
LONG BEACH, Miss. -- Mississippians, who suffered damages or losses from Hurricane Gustav and who are not eligible for a disaster loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), may be referred to FEMA's Other Needs Assistance (ONA) program to help with disaster-related expenses. These funds help residents of Adams, Hancock, Harrison, Washington and Wilkinson counties with disaster-related expenses not covered by insurance or other federal programs. Some of the expenses that may qualify for disaster aid are:

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