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 14, 2008
News Release
LONG BEACH, Miss. -- Applicants for disaster aid who receive a denial letter declaring them ineligible for disaster assistance can follow a process to appeal decisions, according to officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. "The recovery process doesn't necessarily end with a denial letter," said FEMA's Federal Coordinating Officer Michael L. Parker. "Sometimes a denial simply means that more information is needed before the analysis can be completed."
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.
October 13, 2008
News Release
LONG BEACH, Miss. -- The Hurricane Gustav Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) operating at 2600 23rd Avenue, Gulfport, Miss., will close permanently at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 17, 2008, due to reduced activity, Federal Emergency Management Agency and Mississippi Emergency Management Agency officials announced today.
October 10, 2008
News Release
LONG BEACH, Miss. -- Federal, state, local and voluntary agencies are working in partnership to speed help to Mississippi residents as they continue their recovery from the severe weather resulting from Hurricane Gustav during the period Aug. 28 to Sept. 8, 2008. Families, individuals and business owners are receiving disaster assistance to help them rebuild their lives.
October 10, 2008
News Release
LONG BEACH, Miss. -- Residents of communities along the Mississippi Gulf Coast know all too well the risk of flooding they face during hurricane season. But many citizens throughout the state do not realize they are also at risk due to flooding from heavy rains and rising waters in creeks and rivers. Flooding can occur almost anywhere if enough rain falls in a short period of time.
October 9, 2008
News Release
LONG BEACH, Miss. -- As many residents of Adams, Hancock, Harrison, Washington and Wilkinson counties register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for financial disaster assistance with recovering from Hurricane Gustav damages and losses, others may have concerns that will prevent them from applying. Here are responses to some of the more common concerns:

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