Mississippi Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding (DR-1906)

Incident period: April 23, 2010 to April 24, 2010
Major Disaster Declaration declared on April 29, 2010

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

June 1, 2010
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- Taxpaying survivors of spring storms in 13 Mississippi counties declared by the President as major disaster areas may receive speedier federal tax refunds, avoid penalties for late filings, or take advantage of extended filing deadlines, according to the Internal Revenue Service.
June 1, 2010
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- Help is available at the Disaster Recovery Center in Weir until Saturday, June 5. Those who still need person-to-person help with their applications for disaster assistance following the April 23-24 storms should visit the center by June 5.
May 28, 2010
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- Mississippians who are repairing or rebuilding after recent severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding are facing many choices – and opportunities – regarding how they put the pieces of their homes and lives back together. Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and Federal Emergency Management Agency officials are hoping that some of those choices will include proven techniques that can help reduce or prevent future storm damage.
May 26, 2010
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- Three recovery centers will become Disaster Loan Outreach Centers managed by the U.S. Small Business Administration on Tuesday, June 1. The change signals progress in the recovery from the April 23-24 tornadoes. At the Disaster Loan Outreach Centers, SBA representatives will help complete and accept SBA disaster loan applications. FEMA specialists will also be available to help the small number of people who still need person-to-person help with their FEMA registrations.
May 25, 2010
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- If you suffered income losses from the storms and tornadoes that struck Attala, Choctaw, Holmes, Warren and Yazoo counties on April 23-24, you have until June 1 to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance. June 2 is the application deadline for people with qualifying income losses in Monroe, Oktibbeha and Union counties.
May 24, 2010
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- Disaster assistance applicants who received a U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loan application should fill it out - even if they do not want a loan. A completed loan application is the gateway to determining the type of assistance for which a homeowner or renter may be eligible. The SBA provides low-interest loans to help cover the cost of repairing or replacing lost or damaged structures and personal property.

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Mississippi, FEMA-1906-DR (PDF 20KB)
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