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 12, 2010
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- Adjusting to the needs of survivors of the April 23-24 storms and tornadoes, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and Federal Emergency Management Agency will make changes to Disaster Recovery Center operations this week.
May 12, 2010
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- If you suffered income losses as well as property damage in the tornadoes and storms on April 23-24, you may be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance. This is a federally funded program administered through the Mississippi Department of Employment Security to help workers whose primary income was lost or interrupted as a direct result of the disaster.     The program can even cover those who don’t normally qualify for unemployment insurance benefits, such as the self-employed and farmers. 
May 11, 2010
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- To assure a satisfactory recovery, Mississippi survivors of the recent storms and tornadoes should stay in touch with disaster assistance staff. The toll-free FEMA registration number is a good way for disaster-assistance applicants to do just that –– even after a Disaster Recovery Center closes. Timely communications are critical because FEMA may not be able to find a survivor whose name, mailing address, or telephone number has changed.  But it is easy for survivors to contact FEMA.
May 11, 2010
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- State and federal disaster recovery officials urge people in the Mississippi counties declared as major disaster areas to be practical, pro-active and realistic as they begin recovering from the recent storms and tornadoes. Currently, homeowners, renters and businesses in Attala, Choctaw, Holmes, Monroe, Oktibbeha, Union, Warren, and Yazoo counties are eligible to apply for a wide range of state and federal programs to help with disaster-related damage and loss.
May 10, 2010
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- Mississippians who suffered losses from the April 23-24 tornadoes and received a loan application from the U.S. Small Business Administration are urged to complete and return the application. Doing so will ensure the applicants are considered for the full range of disaster assistance, including additional grants.
May 9, 2010
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- Mississippians affected by the severe tornadoes of April 23 and 24 are urged to be alert for potential fraud as recovery and rebuilding efforts move forward. If fraudulent activity is suspected on the part of a contractor or inspector, people should call the FEMA Disaster Fraud Hotline toll-free at 866-720-5721. Complaints also may be made to local law-enforcement agencies and to the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office at 800-281-4418.


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How to Apply for Assistance

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

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