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 17, 2008
News Release
LONG BEACH, Miss. -- The last day Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) in Hancock and Wilkinson counties will be open is Friday, October 24, 2008. Residents of Adams, Hancock, Harrison, Washington and Wilkinson counties who suffered damage from Hurricane Gustav during the period of Aug. 28 to Sept. 8, 2008, are encouraged to visit a DRC if they need assistance or information regarding their application for disaster assistance. Representatives from FEMA, MEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and voluntary agencies are available at the centers.
October 17, 2008
News Release
LONG BEACH, Miss. -- For individuals located in Adam, Hancock, Harrison, Washington and Wilkinson counties who experienced losses from Hurricane Gustav during the period Aug. 28 to Sept. 8, there are two important steps to qualify for federal and state help:
October 16, 2008
News Release
LONG BEACH, Miss. -- Not knowing the flood risk for your home or business could cost you a lot of money. But there is a simple way to find out that risk: visit the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Web site at www.floodsmart.gov. With a few simple mouse clicks, you can find if your property is at risk for flooding, find an insurance agent who sells flood insurance in your area and get an estimate of what the flood insurance policy may cost.
October 16, 2008
News Release
LONG BEACH, Miss. -- A disaster-information Helpline is available to residents of Adams, Hancock, Harrison, Washington and Wilkinson counties who suffered damage or losses from Hurricane Gustav and who have applied for disaster aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency.
October 16, 2008
News Release
Individuals and business owners who purchase flood insurance under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) might qualify for increased financial assistance to cover the cost of rebuilding or relocating their home or business if the property becomes substantially or repetitively damaged due to flooding.
October 14, 2008
News Release
LONG BEACH, Miss. -- Following Hurricane Gustav's severe weather and flooding, many residents who applied for disaster assistance found they were issued a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loan application although they were not business owners. The Federal Emergency Management Agency's Individual Assistance program covers basic needs only and will not normally compensate a disaster victim for his or her entire loss. Some disaster aid does not have to be paid back, while other types of help may come in the form of an SBA low-interest disaster loan.

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Mississippi, FEMA-1794-DR (PDF 31KB)
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