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
May 21, 2010
CLINTON, Miss. -- Nearly one month after the April 23-24 tornadoes, federal disaster assistance provided to tornado survivors reached more than $2.4 million, according to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. More than 1,600 individuals, families and businesses registered for some type of assistance. Approved funds included low-interest loans, and grants for temporary housing expenses, essential home repairs and other serious disaster-related needs.
May 18, 2010
CLINTON, Miss. -- During the first few weeks following a disaster, survivors, still dazed by the trauma, may be easily misled by half-truths and rumors. Common misconceptions can slow recovery and possibly prevent some eligible survivors from getting help. Stresses and uncertainties caused by the tornadoes that stormed across Mississippi in April and May make it easy for rumors and false stories to breed and expand.
May 15, 2010
CLINTON, Miss. -- In the last week, the Federal Emergency Management Agency approved an additional $600,000 in disaster assistance for survivors of the April 23-24 storms and tornadoes. Disaster aid approved for individuals and families, including temporary housing assistance, totaled more than $1.6 million by close of business Friday.
May 14, 2010
CLINTON, Miss. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency mitigation specialists will offer free rebuilding advice beginning Sunday to survivors of the tornadoes and severe storms that struck Mississippi on April 23- 24. Informational displays will be staffed at two locations: The Home Depot50 Halls Ferry Park RoadVicksburg, Miss. 39180 Mississippi Hardware1622 South Washington StreetVicksburg, Miss. 39180
May 13, 2010
CLINTON, Miss. -- Many survivors of the recent deadly spring storms and tornadoes that raced across Mississippi are receiving assistance from MEMA and FEMA to help in their recovery, and the proper management of that money is important.
May 12, 2010
CLINTON, Miss. – To meet the needs of survivors of the April 23-24 storms and tornadoes, the housing programs of the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and Federal Emergency Management Agency are now well underway. “The goal is to quickly help people who have a housing need as a result of these storms find a safe place to live,” said MEMA Director Mike Womack. “We’ve been working closely with our federal partners at FEMA to successfully meet that goal.”