Mississippi Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes (DR-1837)

Incident period: March 25, 2009 to March 28, 2009
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 12, 2009

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

June 8, 2009
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- Governor Haley Barbour's request for Jefferson Davis County to be added to the Federal Disaster Declaration for damage caused by severe weather in March was granted today by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  Local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations in Jefferson Davis County are now eligible to apply for assistance from FEMA's Public Assistance Program.
June 1, 2009
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- Local governments, tribal governments and nonprofit agencies that suffered damage or loss as a result of March storms in 10 counties have until June 12 to apply for funding to help them recover.  The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are jointly providing reimbursement funding to eligible agencies. 
May 12, 2009
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster aid has been made available for Mississippi to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms, flooding, and tornadoes during the period of March 25-28, 2009.
May 12, 2009
News Release
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama'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

  • Mississippi, FEMA-1837-DR (PDF 51KB)
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