Mississippi Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding (DR-1916)
Incident period: May 1, 2010 to May 2, 2010
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 14, 2010
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
June 22, 2010
CLINTON, Miss. -- Survivors of the May 1-2 Mississippi storms and flooding have until July 13 to register for state and federal assistance. People in five disaster-affected counties can register by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 800-462-7585 for the speech and hearing impaired. Phone lines are open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., and help is available in all languages. Online registrations can be submitted to www.disasterassistance.gov.
June 14, 2010
CLINTON, Miss. -- The deadlines to apply for federal disaster grants and low-interest loans are fast approaching for disaster survivors who live in 13 Mississippi counties, recovery officials said today.
June 7, 2010
CLINTON, Miss. -- If you suffered income losses from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that struck Alcorn, Benton, Lafayette, Tippah and Tishomingo counties on May 1-2, you have until June 16 to apply 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 by the May storms. Even those who don't normally qualify for unemployment insurance benefits, such as farmers and the self-employed, may be covered.
June 5, 2010
CLINTON, Miss. -- In just five weeks, disaster assistance agencies have approved more than$4.6 million in aid for Mississippians affected by recent tornadoes, flooding and severe storms.
June 4, 2010
CLINTON, Miss. -- If you were impacted by the May flooding that struck parts of Alcorn, Benton, Lafayette, Tippah and Tishomingo counties, more than water may have invaded your home. Chances are high that hazardous mold also found its way inside. Mold flourishes in moist environments, often appearing as a fuzzy growth or discoloration of surfaces. It may be accompanied by a musty, earthy odor or a foul stench.
June 1, 2010
CLINTON, Miss. -- Officials from the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today that disaster assistance approved following the May 1-2 storms and flooding has expanded to Panola County. The assistance is designed to help pay for emergency measures taken as a result of the disaster. It also helps fund repairs, restoration, or replacement of public facilities damaged or destroyed by the disaster. Towns, cities, other government entities and certain private nonprofits may apply to MEMA for help.