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
October 28, 2008
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:
October 27, 2008
LONG BEACH, Miss. -- Hancock County - one of 22 Mississippi counties designated eligible to receive federal Public Assistance - has been approved for two federal grants totaling more than $4.3 million to help pay costs of removing and disposing of debris strewn by Hurricane Gustav, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Mississippi Emergency Management Agency announced this week.
October 24, 2008
LONG BEACH, Miss. -- A total of $9,599,636 in Hurricane Gustav disaster grants has been approved for residents, business owners, local governments and private nonprofit organizations located in Adams, Hancock, Harrison, Washington and Wilkinson counties, according to officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. FEMA and MEMA officials provided the following disaster assistance figures through Thursday, October 23, 2008:
October 22, 2008
Hancock and Wilkinson Residents Have Only Two Days Left to Visit a DRC; Adams, Washington Residents Have One Week
LONG BEACH, Miss. -- Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, is the last day Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) in Hancock and Wilkinson counties will be open. The DRCs will close permanently at 6 p.m. on Friday. Representatives from FEMA, MEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and voluntary agencies are available at the DRCs to assist Hurricane Gustav storm victims with their applications for disaster assistance and to answer questions applicants may have about what assistance programs are available. Locations of the DRCs in those counties are:
October 21, 2008
LONG BEACH, Miss. -- Residents and business owners in Adams, Hancock, Harrison, Washington and Wilkinson counties who were affected by Hurricane Gustav should not have to deal with adversity twice. To prevent such occurrences, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Mississippi Emergency Management Agency offer the following tips.
October 21, 2008
LONG BEACH, Miss. -- Victims of Hurricane Gustav should report any additional damage they discover from the storm to the Federal Emergency Management Agency as soon as possible even if they have already registered for federal and state disaster assistance, officials of FEMA and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency advise.