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Mississippi Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding (DR-1916)

Incident period: May 01, 2010 to May 02, 2010
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 14, 2010


June 22, 2010 - News Release

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

June 14, 2010 - News Release

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 - News Release

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.

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.

Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.

Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved: Total Individual & Households Program - Dollars Approved* Total Housing Assistance - Dollars Approved* Total Other Needs Assistance - Dollars Approved*
Total Amount 228 $1,320,029.19 $843,762.76 $476,266.43
Last Updated: Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 05:04 (Updated daily)

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $7,947,115.80 $1,527,745.01 $6,314,485.19
Last Updated: Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 05:56 (Updated daily)

Related Links

Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Mississippi, FEMA-1916-DR (PDF 18KB)