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 8, 2008
News Release
LONG BEACH, Miss. -- Community Relations (CR) specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Mississippi Emergency Management Agency are reaching out to people affected by Hurricane Gustav during the period August 28 to September 28, 2008. 
October 7, 2008
News Release
LONG BEACH, Miss. -- Nearly $1.5 million in disaster aid has been approved for residents of five Mississippi counties since those counties were declared eligible for Individual Assistance (IA) less than two weeks ago, officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Mississippi Emergency Management Agency announced today. The IA grants were approved to provide funding to help cover housing and other serious, necessary disaster-related expenses related to Hurricane Gustav damages that occurred during the period Aug. 28 to Sept. 8, 2008.
October 7, 2008
News Release
LONG BEACH, Miss. -- Residents and business owners located in Adams and Wilkinson counties who suffered losses or damages as a result of Hurricane Gustav during the period of Aug. 28 to Sept. 8, 2008, can meet one-on-one with disaster recovery specialists at newly opened Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC), according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. The DRCs are open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Their locations are:
October 7, 2008
News Release
LONG BEACH, Miss. -- Residents of Adams, Hancock, Harrison, Washington and Wilkinson counties shouldn?t despair if they receive a letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency stating that disaster assistance is not available to them. It may be that FEMA cannot complete the disaster assistance evaluation process until insurance claims are settled and submitted to FEMA for review. Insured applicants may still be eligible for disaster funds. Federal disaster aid is designed to help with uninsured or under-insured losses caused by a disaster.
October 2, 2008
News Release
LONG BEACH, Miss. -- Beginning the task of recovering from a hurricane is never easy but there is assistance available for residents to help lead them through this difficult process. Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Mississippi Emergency Management Agency say each disaster brings its own set of unique challenges. However, calling the FEMA toll-free registration number at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY at 1-800-462-7585 for the speech-and hearing impaired is the first step in the recovery process.??
September 22, 2008
News Release
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Bush's major disaster declaration issued for Mississippi. Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

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